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Watch Rachel Lees-Green and Jacqueline Paul discuss Land Use and Transport at the recent Auckland Climate Symposium! 

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"The RNZ Panelists are joined by Mark Graham of the Building Guide and Emma McInnes of Women in Urbanism Aotearoa to talk about the hosuing crisis. What's going right, what's going wrong and what needs to happen."

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"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."

 

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Idealog: 10 ways we can design inclusive cities

Emma McInnes recently wrote about 10 ways we can design more inclusive cities, from greater diversity in our urban industries, to allowing people with prams to ride the bus for free.  

 

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Women In Urbanism's Emma McInnes shares her views on the year that was and the years that could be.

 

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Our fearless spokesperson, Jessica Rose, made us proud on a recent Auckland Conversations panel. Watch the whole conversation here.

 

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"Over in New Zealand, Emma McInnes campaigns for safer cities for women and is devoted to getting females of all ages on bikes."

 

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The answer to the Lime scooter/pedestrian conflict is right in front of us, says Jessica Rose of the group Women in Urbanism.

 

Rachel Lees-Green talks to Idealog about why we need Women in Urbanism

The statistics don’t lie: the bulk of the those that are designing and living and 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. 

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Emma McInnes Finds Herself at the Beginning of Her Advocacy Journey

Emma, from WiU, was interviewed earlier this year by Melissa Bruntlett from Modacity. 

 

"If you ask McInnes why protected bike lanes are so important, she’ll affirm that they provide a safe, comfortable place for people of all ages choosing to ride a bike. However she also sees them as an added level of protection against harassment for women cycling in the city."

 

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How to make third places that Aucklanders want to
use

Jessica Rose from WiU recently 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. Immediate and local becomes important: places that are en route to another destination, places where moving people is a priority over moving cars." 

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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. 

 

"In a recent survey by Women in Urbanism, an organisation aiming to make our towns and cities more inclusive, it was revealed that 71.4% of women have experienced some form of harassment in a public space (including public transport, walking and cycling) before. So where exactly do women have the opportunity to talk about this stuff?  

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Pump Tracks are for Girls, too!

Women in Urbanism Aotearoa created a special weekend event to bring girls out to play on bikes, in partnership with the Auckland Women’s Centre, Auckland Transport Walking and Cycling, and special guest, Olympic BMX medallist Sarah Walker. 

Emma McInnes reports on how ‘Pump Tracks are for Girls’ brightened up a rainy weekend and empowered young riders. 

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Women in Urbanism group aims to elevate gender issues around Auckland's planning

One of our first articles, on Stuff.co.nz

"A group of women are aiming to bring gender equality to Auckland's city planning."

 

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Why Women Matter In Urbanism And City Planning

That time we were interviewed for Forbes:
 

"We in Women in Urbanism Aotearoa believe this lack of representation has a direct effect upon the urban form of our city. City building has just become a competition between men to see who can build the biggest motorway or tallest tower. The biggest size, speed and spend seem to be the only things that have historically mattered to male city planners - especially the men at the top."

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Making A Difference: Gabriella Jimenez Rojas

Gabriella 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."

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Planning for change -
Women in Urbanism
Aotearoa

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."

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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."

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