DESIGNING WOMEN-FRIENDLY DOWNTOWNS AND SOCIAL DISTRICTS

Yet cities and downtowns are primarily designed by men. In the nighttime economy, women are particularly attuned to safety hazards. Factors such as cleanliness, lighting, wayfinding, restroom availability and mobility options can influence a woman’s decision on where to go for a night out. Women at different life stages seek out a variety of social experiences. But many cities fall short of women’s expectations.

SUMMIT PANEL DISCUSSION TOPICS

  • Make the economic case for women’s buying power to make    changes in your downtown
  • Marketing tips to attract women at different life stages throughout the day and evening
  • Facilitate comfort and safety for women
  • Fix the top streetscape mistakes that make it difficult for women to navigate
  • Conduct a nighttime safety audit of social venues and districts from a woman’s perspective

WOMEN ARE THE PRIMARY DECISION MAKERS AND INFLUENCERS ABOUT WHERE TO SHOP, LIVE, WORK AND PLAY.

If you want your downtown to succeed you’ll
have to view your city through a new lens

JOIN OUR DISTINGUISHED SUMMIT PANEL OF AUTHORS AND EXPERTS

david feehan
President
Civitas Consultants, LLC
Former President
International
   Downtown Association

allison harnden
Nighttime Economy
Manager
City of Pittsburgh

Alicia Scholer
Associate Director
Responsible
Hospitality Institute

Larisa ortiz
Principal
Larisa Ortiza Associates
Commissioner
NYC Department
of City Planning

 

 

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