Womxn in Planning

  • Jane Jacobs

    Jacobs, who served as chair of the committee to save the West Village, holds up documentary evidence at a press conference at Lions Head Restaurant at Hudson and Charles Streets. Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.

Mission

Womxn In Planning (WIP) is committed to lifting womxn’s voices and making visible a diversity of perspectives that can lead to a more inclusive and transformative planning practice. Part of a global movement empowering womxn to assert their right to the city, WIP positions itself as allies to female and non-binary practitioners and community leaders working across all facets of urban planning catalyze meaningful social change

People

Selina Cheah, scheah@design.upenn.edu

Zoe Covello,  zcovello@design.upenn.edu

Emily Jacobi, ejacobi@design.upenn.edu

Leah Jones, leajones@wharton.upenn.edu

Gabriela (Gaby) Newell, gnewell@design.upenn.edu

Paraskeve (Vicky) Plestis, vplestis@design.upenn.edu  

 

Past Events

  • Hosting Role Model + WIP Coffee Chats with influential women in planning (e.g., Penn Professors, Visiting Scholars, Local and Visiting Practitioners)
  • Field trips to equity in planning spaces 
  • Community volunteer events geared focused on women-oriented organizations in the greater Philadelphia locale
  • Events recognizing International Women’s Day (March 8, 2019)
  • Professional development events
  • Site visits to planning firms, especially those that are minority owned
  • Discussions on topics related to gender inequality in the public realm

We also just want to create a friendly space and, we are open to more ideas!