Experts Discuss “Towards a Feminist City (II): Gender and Diversity in the City Building Industry”

When and Where

Thursday, January 30, 2020 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Desautels Hall
Rotman School of Management
105 St. George Street, Toronto, ON M5S 2E8


Taya Cook, Development Director, Urban Capital Property Group
Shirley Hoy, Senior Advisor, StrategyCorp; former City Manager for the City of Toronto; past Chair, Governing Council, University of Toronto (2017)
Abigail Moriah, Co-Founder, The Mentoring Initiative for Indigenous and Planners of Colour | The Black Planning Project
Moderator: Matti Siemiatycki, Associate Professor and Director – School of Cities, University of Toronto
Introductory Remarks: Sarah Kaplan, Distinguished Professor and Director – Institute for Gender and the Economy, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto



The second event in our series on the Feminist City.

This panel brings together urban leaders from the public, private and non-profit sectors to explore questions of gender and diversity in the city building industry. City building is a broad field made up of the developers, planners, policymakers, professional services consultants and civic organizations that together shape the fabric of cities. The panel examines the experiences of women working in this notoriously white and male-dominated field, approaches to increase diversity in the sector, and the ways in which women in leadership roles are reshaping industry practices and project outcomes.

This event is hosted by the Institute for Gender and the Economy (GATE) and the School of Cities, University of Toronto.

Registration is required by 12:00pm (noon) on January 30.


School Of Cities, Institute for gender and the economy