WiU raises concerns over inappropriate Urbanism NZ Conference panelist
WiU Committee raised concerns about the inclusion of Matthew Horncastle into the Urbanism NZ 2023 speakers programme. We are happy to report that his subsequent exclusion from the development panel sends a positive message to the wider industry.
Encouraging sustainable mode shift by nurturing womxn cycling communities in Tāmaki
Vivienne, has received AT funding to develop Cycle Babes, a mode shift initiative providing cycling skills, experiences and leadership abilities to womxn. The event series takes place in March 2023 at Tumeke, Sandringham.
Enhancing the station walking experience
Tiffany talks about station access from the Women in Urbanism perspective.
The big issue: Housing
"The RNZ Panelists are joined by Mark Graham of the Building Guide and Emma McInnes of Women in Urbanism Aotearoa to talk about the housing crisis. What's going right, what's going wrong and what needs to happen."
Auckland 2038: A new take on the traditional Auckland backyard - Stuff.co.nz
"Co-founder of Women in Urbanism Aotearoa, Emma McInnes, said stadiums were not to everyone's benefit and ate up funding for other social infrastructure."
Rachel Lees-Green talks to Idealog about why we need Women in Urbanism
The statistics don’t lie: the bulk of those that are designing and living in our urban spaces in New Zealand cities are men – but the times are changing. Globally, there is a conversation taking place on what cities would look like if equal weighting was given to all of its citizens in the design process.
How to make third places that Aucklanders want to
Jessica Rose from WiU wrote this excellent article for The Spinoff on Third Spaces.
"Older citizens commonly need to use walking, public transport or mobility scooters to get around, so accessibility is a basic need when going from A to B."
What is being done about sexual harassment on public transport?
We were interviewed by The Spinoff. Here's the story on harassment on our transport network, and what is being done to prevent it.
Making A Difference: Gabriela Jimenez Rojas
Gabriela was interviewed by Viva NZ!
"We might think of our cities as a neutral bunch of buildings and roads we use as we move through our lives but actually, whether we experience spaces as friendly or hostile often comes down to gender. As a group, women often have different needs, yet town planning tends to be dominated by men."
Planning for change -
Women in Urbanism
Our Jessica Rose was interviewed by Landscape Architecture Aotearoa.
"There are a lot of white males between the ages of 30 and 50 working in senior roles in urban design and planning in New Zealand, according to Auckland’s, Jessica Rose. It’s time for more diversity, she believes, and that’s exactly what Women in Urbanism Aotearoa (WiU), intends on promoting."
Women in Urbanism –widening the conversation about our cities
Jessica Rose writes on WiU for Bike Auckland:
"Women in Urbanism seeks to transform our cities into safe, accessible and equitable urban environments for all people by supporting and amplifying the voices and actions of all self-identifying women and girls."