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04/05/2021

News report: Close the gap: Gender, safety and urban design

Words: Laura Edgar

Feeling safe as we navigate the built environment is important. Sadly, however, many groups, including women, do not.

On 3 March, Sarah Everard was reported missing after walking home from a friend’s house in Clapham, South London. Her body was found a week later in Kent. Women began sharing what they do to make sure they safely navigate the built environment to get from one place to the next.Urban areas and the built environment as a whole have predominantly been designed by men, and public transport favours........
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