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Q+A: Housing 

TVNZ Q+A interviews Emma on the importance of urban design. 


The YWCA interviews Emma McInnes on their recent blog.

Newstalk ZB: "Urban Designer on how we can manage future lockdowns"

Emma talks to Kate Hawksbey on the intersecting issues of lockdowns and city planning. 

Why this new plan for Auckland rapid transit is stupid (and sexist)

Katy and Emma write for The Spinoff about how the Govts. love affair with monorail is simply bad for women! 

Life in Light Traffic

Kirsty Wild of WiUA contributes to this awesome repot in by Eloise Gibson.

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Coronavirus: Will bikes replace cars as Kiwis leave lockdown?

Emma from WiUA talks on The Project about the silver lining to lockdown: people friendly streets.

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Transport Special: Emma McInnes

The Panel is joined by Emma McInnes, who is the co-founder of Women in Urbanism and an urban designer at Resilio Studio, as part of its transport special.

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The Panel, RNZ

The era of the communal car has begun, but will people warm to it?

With her thoughts on the matter, co-founder of Women in Urbanism, Emma McInnes, talks to The Panel.

Enjoying the people-friendly streets of lockdown? Let’s make them permanent

Emma from WiUA writes for The Spinoff on the perhaps only silver lining of lockdowns in Aotearoa.

Amplifying voices: How Women in Urbanism
Aotearoa got women speaking out about harassment

Our interview with StopPress on our campaign on public harassment. 

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Design our cities for all with Emma McInnes

ACE NZ chats with Emma McInnes. 

COVID-19 has created temporary urbanism on New Zealand streets - with Ellie Craft

ACE NZ chats with Ellie Craft.

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'Women's safety in the city'

Heart of the City Auckland covers the Women in Urbanism event with Uber on women's safety in cities. 

Gabriella Jimenez Rojas: B-Side 

Our Gab Jimenez Rojas got along to B-Side Stories to talk about the WiUA kaupapa.

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Her Voice, Wanaka, 2019 

Here's the audio from the 2019 Her Voice conference, where Emma delivers a 101 on Women in Urbanism.

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The Urbanists: 

Emma from WiUA contributes to Urbis Magazine, writing about the excellent new-ish Morningside Precint.

Crash, cry and carry on:
The often grim reality of riding a bike in Auckland

Emma from WiUA writes about the reality of riding without bike lanes for The Spinoff. 

An election manifesto
for making truly
inclusive cities

Read our election manifesto on the Spinoff! 

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Auckland Council Climate Symposium

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

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 hosuing crisis. What's going right, what's going wrong and what needs to happen."

Auckland 2038: A new take on the traditional Auckland backyard -

"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."


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.  


Idealog year in review: Women in Urbanism's Emma McInnes

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


Jessica Rose on the
Auckland Conversations Panel 

Jessica Rose on a recent Auckland Conversations panel. 


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Emma McInnes on women's cycling - Treadlie Magazine

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


Jessica Rose on them Lime Scooters

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. 

Emma McInnes Finds Herself at the Beginning of Her Advocacy Journey

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



How to make third places that Aucklanders want to

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."
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. 



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. 


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

One of our first articles, on

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


Why Women Matter In Urbanism And City Planning

That time we were interviewed for Forbes.

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."

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."