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.
Praise for Places Women Make:
‘An interesting book, one that will make most people reappraise their ideas about city design and architecture.’ – Lisa Hill, ANZ Litlovers Litblog
‘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
Jane Jose is an urbanist, author and CEO of Sydney Community Foundation. Cities and community life are her passion. In this book she celebrates women who have given us places that are loved and suggests how essential this contribution will be to making cities more liveable for future generations.