Gender

Is There Such a Thing as a 'Masculine' Way to Ride a Bike?

Men who ride bicycles share their stories. 

The Gray Area in 'Pink' Transportation

Women-only taxis and buses can help female travelers feel safer. But are they also delaying gender equality?

Is There Such a Thing as a 'Feminine' Way to Ride a Bike?

Women cyclists share their stories. 

Will Women Ever Feel Completely Safe on Mass Transit?

Cities trying to boost ridership have a few options, but lots of room for improvement.

The Woman Leading Salt Lake City's Transportation Revolution

Robin Hutcheson is part of a new class of female DOT heads stressing alternatives to cars.

One City's Quest to Erase the Gender Pay Gap

Boston is trying to ensure female workers earn as much as men by asking local companies to rethink perks like flexibility and child care.

In Stockholm, a Proposal to Make Snow Plowing Priorities Better for Women

One politician wants the city to prioritize sidewalks, public transportation, and areas around day care centers.

Who Has Worse Subway Etiquette: Men or Women?

A war of the sexes, waged on Tumblr.

How to Design a City for Women

A fascinating experiment in "gender mainstreaming."

In 1961, Harvard Told Married Women They Probably Shouldn't Bother Studying Urban Planning

An amazing look back at an applicant's correspondence with the Graduate School of Design.

The Surprising Economics of Sex Ratios

New research says men change their spending habits when they outnumber women.

Race, Gender, and the Creative Class

The creative class has opened up new avenues of advancement for women and minorities, but its existence has failed to put an end to long-standing divisions.

Public Transportation's Hidden Gender Imbalance

A new Stanford study says women ride transit more often than men. How can we better accommodate their needs?

The Geography of Women's Economic Opportunity

Mapping the treatment and opportunities afforded to women around the world

Jane Jacobs and the Power of Women Planners

In a field dominated by men, Jacobs broke through with groundbreaking, decidedly female ideas about how cities should work

Where Creative Class Women Should Work

Some states treat their creative women better than others