Shagun Sethi (MA ’21) | Smart Cities World | March 8, 2021

Cities have an aspirational and almost intoxicating draw to those who see the ‘big city’ as the place to access seemingly endless amenities and lead a better, more equal life. They promise opportunity, security, urban spaces, and progress. But seven out of 10 women list sexual assault as their biggest fear when accessing one.

These shocking and depressing findings underline how everything is gendered – including cities. Our built environment and the spaces we create are gendered. Dreams are gendered. Our experiences are gendered as are our perceptions of safety and security.

Originally published by Smart Cities World. Read more here.