Leading exceptions, like Jane Jacobs and Janette Sadik-Khan aside, citymaking remains a male-dominated profession. Confronting this reality, the Guardian Cities spoke with a number of prominent female urbanists to find out what the alternative could look like. They found more pragmatic, collaborative and empathetic processes, and planning and design solutions that recognized the meed for safe and inclusive places.  While steps are being taken, it’s clear that there is still a long way to go in transforming the gender-equal and inclusive city from vision to reality.

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