National Building Museum

Dolores Hayden, Ellen Dunham-Jones, and Elizabeth Plater Zyberk: Gender Equity in American Neighborhoods

Wednesday, November 8, 2023
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Dolores, Ellen, and Elizabeth

Pioneers and forerunners of gender-inclusive planning and design, Dolores Hayden, Ellen Dunham-Jones, and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk discuss mainstreaming gender equity in American neighborhoods.

"Spaces of Care, Then and Now" Dolores Hayden, author of The Grand Domestic Revolution and Building Suburbia, presents her groundbreaking research on 19th and early 20th century feminist proposals for public infrastructure, in opposition to mid-20th century suburban planning based on Victorian gender stereotypes that separate public and private realms.

"Neighborhood Stories" Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk, a founder of New Urbanism and a founding partner of the firm DPZ coDesign, shares successful projects connecting private and public spaces in support of women and children.

"What Would a Non-Sexist Suburb Be Like?" Ellen Dunham-Jones, leading urbanist and author on sustainable suburban development, explores retrofitting older suburbs to meet the needs of contemporary working parents and daily life. She presents examples of successful projects in the U.S. and Europe.

This program is presented as part of the National Building Museum’s INTERSECTIONS series, investigating the relationship between diversity, identity, culture, and the built environment. 

We are pleased to announce all INTERSECTIONS programs are FREE of charge for attendees. Registration is required. Please click "BUY TICKETS" below to make your reservation. 

Please note, registration ends at 1 pm the day of the event. Tickets will be available at the door.

Program Schedule
Doors Open at 5:30pm
Program Starts at 6pm 
Light Reception from 7:30 - 8pm 

For complimentary media access, please contact Karen Baratz, Baratz Communications. 


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