GSWS Reads: Leslie Kern

Feminist City: A Field Guide

55% of the world's population lives in cities, but a majority of us are actively and passively discouraged from taking up urban space. 

Urban design that centres diverse forms of mobility and care labour are exceptional; urban policies that confront discrimination are rare; and sexual harassment and gender-based violence remain an all too common cost of moving through cities. Leslie Kern's Feminist City: A Field Guide offers a reckoning with these conditions and the ways they shape our everyday experiences urban life. This book is an invitation to examine our cities with a feminist sensibility in order to transform our cities into spaces that are safe and equitable for all.