The City of Women

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This publication is designed to document the contribution made by women to urban-planning discourse, specifically their share in the production of urban space. Opening up new thematic and methodological horizons for urban-planning research, this study has the goal discussing a potential “other” theory of urban planning. Prioritizing social factors in urban concepts, “feminine” urban planning shows a topicality that meets the most urgent issues of urbanization demand: globalization, migrant workers, urbanization). This investigation of an urban-planning discourse by women corresponds to the emergence and evolution of urban planning, and is intended to fill the historiographical gap in the history and theory of urban design.


Katia Frey and Eliana Perotti are chairs for the history of urban design at the Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture in Zurich.