The Fearless Cities Team is thrilled to extend an invitation to an engaging and transformative event: “Are Cities Designed for Women Too?” This thought-provoking workshop is organized by Kawther Elkholy, Noheir Elgendy, and Eman Sabour in collaboration with esteemed partners – Women for Justice Foundation (WJF), Al-Qazzaz Foundation for Education and Development (QED),  the School of Cities at the University of Toronto, The United Way Greater Toronto, and Department of Architectural Science – Toronto Metropolitan University.

Date: January 26th, 2024

 Time: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

 Location : School of Cities, Myhal Centre, Suite 853, 55 St. George Street

Theme & Purpose:

 Our cities are the heartbeat of our lives, but are they truly designed to embrace the needs and safety of women? Join us as we explore vital questions that shape our urban environments:

  • Is Toronto a safe city for all?
  • How does attire or skin color influence our experiences in our own city?
  • Can city design challenge and eradicate racism, xenophobia, or Islamophobia?

Discussion Highlights:

 We’ll delve into the significant impact of urban planning on women’s lives. Many women worldwide feel unsafe or unwelcome in public spaces, limiting their opportunities for education, employment, and community engagement. This workshop aims to unravel these challenges and uncover innovative ways to reshape our cities for inclusivity and safety.

Engagement Format:

Prepare for a dynamic workshop blending LEGO Serious Play and insightful discussions, encouraging all participants to contribute their ideas and experiences. Come with enthusiasm for exploration and readiness to brainstorm creative solutions.

Your presence and contribution will enrich this discourse on creating safer, more inclusive urban spaces for all. Join us in this pivotal conversation and help shape the cities of tomorrow.

Indulge in complimentary coffee, refreshments, and a delicious lunch spread while networking and exchanging ideas with fellow attendees.

Please RSVP at your earliest convenience to secure your spot. We look forward to welcoming you to this inspiring workshop.