chapter  30
Dolores Hayden
‘What Would a Non-sexist City Be Like? Speculations on Housing, Urban Design and Human Work’*
Pages 16

America’s cities and housing have not kept pace with the changing needs of households. Women have been entering the paid labor force in larger and larger numbers. Yet housing, neighborhoods, and cities continue to be designed for homebound women. This situation constrains women physically, socially, and economically, and reinforces their dependence. Some models of alternative housing and neighborhood designs that better meet women’s needs are proposed in this chapter.1