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Places Women Make : Unearthing the contribution of women to our cities - Jane Jose

Places Women Make

Unearthing the contribution of women to our cities

By: Jane Jose
eBook Published: 23rd March 2016
ISBN: 9781743054000
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Places Women Make tells stories of women shaping the Australian city - its buildings, spaces, and social and political agendas.

Jane Jose takes a fresh look at city life, great places and the unsung urban heroines who made them. She explores the design of cities, the places we need and suggests urban life would be richer if women play more of a role in city design.

Places Women Make honours women place-makers from history, while speaking to a new generation of designers about the possibilities to come.

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'Jane Jose has written Places Women Make at exactly the right time. The city of the future is now our living room. Any woman who wants to change her world can start by picking up this book.' - Wendy McCarthy, author and business woman 'At last a book about how women have shaped our cities. If only women had more influence on city making! Places Women Make reminds me how much we are missing out on.' - Charles Landry, urbanist and planner

Preface by Wendy McCarthy, AO ix Introduction: The city is our living room 1 A WOMAN'S PLACE Safe hands 11 Eternity 18 A civilising influence 25 Commitment and common sense 34 WOMEN DESIGNERS Claiming the city 49 Tough, talented and courageous 57 Knitting the city 65 Designs on nature 77 PLACES WE LOVE Bush and birdsong 91 Secret gardens 107 House and garden 117 Women's gifts 131 Cultural boulevards 149 URBAN HEROINES Beginning a movement 165 Heroines for heritage 183 Afterword: A tribute to the urban heroine Jane Jacobs 205 Acknowledgements 207 Reading list 210 Portraits of the Women 212

ISBN: 9781743054000
ISBN-10: 1743054009
Audience: General
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 23rd March 2016
Publisher: Wakefield Press Pty, Limited
Edition Number: 1