Pioneers and forerunners of gender-inclusive planning and design, Dolores Hayden, Ellen Dunham-Jones, and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk discuss mainstreaming gender equity in American neighborhoods:
- Spaces of Care, Then and Now: Dolores Hayden, author of The Grand Domestic Revolution and Building Suburbia, presents her groundbreaking research on 19th and early 20th century feminist proposals for public infrastructure, in opposition to mid-20th century suburban planning based on Victorian gender stereotypes that separate public and private realms.
- Neighborhood Stories: Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, a founder of New Urbanism and a founding partner of the firm DPZ codesign, shares successful projects connecting private and public spaces in support of women and children.
- What Would a Non-Sexist Suburb Be Like? Ellen Dunham-Jones, leading urbanist and author on sustainable suburban development, explores retrofitting older suburbs to meet the needs of contemporary working parents and daily life. She presents examples of successful projects in the U.S. and Europe.
Ellen Dunham-Jones is this fall’s Plym Distinguished Professor and is co-teaching a studio with Assistant Professor Didem Ekici on the topic of tonight’s panel—gender equity in American neighborhoods. Ellen is professor of architecture and directs the MS in Urban Design at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. She hosts the REDESIGNING CITIES podcast series and was recognized again this year by Planetizen as one of the 100 most influential urbanists ever. She is co-author with June Williamson of a pair of award-winning books on retrofitting suburbia. Their documentation of successful retrofits of aging, parking-dominated properties, such as shopping malls, office parks, and commercial corridors into more sustainable places has been featured in The New York Times, TED, NPR and other prominent venues. She is a Fellow of the Congress for the New Urbanism and maintains a unique database of over 2,500 suburban retrofits to identify trends and help communities envision real change.
Dolores Hayden, architect and urban historian, is Professor Emerita of Architecture, Urbanism, and American Studies at Yale University. She is the author of award-winning books on the politics of the built environment including Building Suburbia: Green Fields and Urban Growth, 1820–2000; The Grand Domestic Revolution: A History of Feminist Designs for American Homes, Neighborhoods, and Cities; and Redesigning the American Dream: Housing, Work, and Family Life. A past president of the Urban History Association and a Fellow of the Society of Architectural Historians, she‘s received fellowships from the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University, the Radcliffe Institute, and the Guggenheim Foundation. Hayden is also a poet whose newest book, Exuberance, celebrates daredevil pilots, men and women who flew when very few Americans had ever seen an airplane. Her web site is www.DoloresHayden.com.
Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, FAIA, LEED AP, is Malcolm Matheson Distinguished Professor of Architecture and Director of the Master of Urban Design Program at the University of Miami. She was dean of the School of Architecture 1995-2013. She teaches courses on urban design and built environment adaptation to climate change. Plater-Zyberk is recognized as a leader of the movement called the New Urbanism, promoting walkable resilient urban design. A co-founder of the Congress for the New Urbanism in 1992, her teaching, research and consulting professional practice has ranged across new community design, community rebuilding, regional plans and zoning codes.
This lecture is supported by the Plym Endowment Fund.