Day Two: Gender, Sexuality, Urban Spaces at MIT

We’re back for a jam-packed Day 2 of the Gender, Sexuality, and Urban Spaces conference, put on by the Graduate Consortium of Women’s Studies in the Boston-metro area.  Over 250 people registered for the conference.  This blogger missed the opening night thanks to plane delays. But guest blogger Amanda Martin’s coverage of the opening talk by Petra Doan raised a lot of thought-provoking questions and explored a rationale for why planning should explicitly engage in questions around gender identity and sexuality.

I hope today’s sessions explore examples of how planners/designers have begun to explore this and propose some ideas on a way – or multiple ways – forward.