Masters in Global Thought alum Shagun Sethi (MA ’20) recently published her research titled, “Walk With Women: Gendered Perceptions of Safety in Urban Spaces” with international nonprofit Leading Cities.

Sethi’s research examines how people access cities and how perceptions of fear and safety influence behavior. Her paper understands the ways people from all genders perceive fear while accessing urban environments when walking through the city and how this can be affected by elements of urban design.

Sethi asks “Which elements of urban design impact women’s perception of fear when accessing the city by walking? How do these elements correlate for men and women differently?”

Originally published by Leading Cities. Read the full paper here.