Women and Planning: Creating Gendered Realities

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Overview

Planning is currently a male profession, but an analysis of a century of town planning reveals this to be a new development; women have been central to the planning movement since it began. Women and Planning is the first comprehensive history and anlaysis of women and the plainning movement, covering the philosohical, practical and policy dimensions of ``planning for women.'' Beyond the marginalization of women, modern, scientific planning hides a story of past links with eugenics, colonialism, artistic, utopian and religious movements and the occult. Central to the discussion is the questioning of how male planners have rewritten planning in their own image, projecting patriarchal assumptions in their creation of ``urban realities.'' Issues os class, sexuality, ethnicity and disability are raised by the fundamental question of ``Who is being planned for?''
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415079808
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 9/6/1994
  • Pages: 256
  • Age range: 18 years
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface and acknowledgments
1 Introduction: Beliefs and realities 1
2 The Planners: Powers and limitations 18
3 Woman in the City of Man 34
4 Planning: The spirit of the age 51
5 Reflections on the History of Planning 70
6 The Nineteenth Century 88
7 Professional Power Over Private Space 107
8 Production and Consumption: Post-war planning 125
9 Urban Sociological Perceptions of Women 141
10 Women into Planning: Ways and means 156
11 Planning for Women 173
Appendix I: Women in planning 194
Appendix II: Key texts on women and built environment and planning 198
Appendix III: Women and planning: policy proposal and initiatives 202
Bibliography 205
Name index 235
Subject and place index 240
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