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Amazing line-up for Festival of Place: Gender Equal Cities announced

The categories and programme for the 2021 Pineapples has been announced, including five new categories and an amazing early bird rate for entries


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Gender Equal Cities runs over 3 power lunches, 7-9 June
Gender Equal Cities runs over 3 power lunches, 7-9 June


The Festival of Place is back with Gender Equal Cities: three digital power-lunches on 7, 8 and 9 June with an amazing line-up of speakers who will explain how and why creating gender equal places benefits everyone.


The event is created to arm professionals with the information they need to make the compelling case for gender equal development with data, case studies and connections to make them happen, so they can learn, be inspired and drive change.


Learn how to make an unarguable case for equity

7-9 June from 12-2:30pm

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Speakers include Dr. Kate Pickett, an epidemiologist whose work makes the link between inequality and the health, social cohesion, prosperity and self-worth of everyone in society, rich and poor alike. Sabina Riss, an architect and researcher in Vienna, will be sharing case studies of how gender mainstreaming can create new and more successful architecture, housing and urban planning.


Chandra Christmas-Rouse will be discussing black feminist space-making practice, while Dr. Leslie Kern, author of Feminist City, will be discussing how we can ensure the voices of women and girls are heard through greater representation in the built environment.


We’ll also hear from Araceli Camargo, cognitive neuroscientist and co-founder of the Centric Lab, on equality and transport, moving beyond the car or no-car to understand how we design for equity in urban mobility following on from their recent report.


Romy Rawlings, from Festival partner Vestre, will host a power lunch on learnings from Scandinavian principles which make places more equitable for all.


The event will also bring together an amazing number of women and women-led organisations in the UK working for greater representation and equality in the built environment at a once-in-a-generation parley called Represent!


Christine Murray will be chairing an epic extended conversation with inspiring women founders of networking and campaigning groups featuring Priya Shah, founder of BAME in Property, Tanisha Raffuddian, steering committee member from Women in Architecture, Danna Walker, founder and CEO of Built By Us, Liane Hartley, founder of Urbanistas, Tara Gbolade, committee member of Paradigm Network, Imogen Clark, co-founder of Make Space for Girls, Zoë Berman, founder of Part W with more announced soon.


The sessions will all be delivered live, recorded and made available to view on-demand.


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