This book addresses American women's problems in homes and office buildings, in urban and suburban areas, and in neighborhoods and assesses the institutional barriers to change that have prevented women's needs from being adequately addressed in the decisionmaking process.
Table of Contents
Introduction Part 1: The Domestic Workplace 1. The Home: A Critical Problem for Changing Sex Roles 2. The Household as Workplace: Wives, Husbands, and Children 3. The Appropriation of the House: Changes in House Design and Concepts of Domesticity 4. Redesigning the Domestic Workplace Part 2: Urban Design: The Price Women Pay 5. Women's Place in the New Suburbia 6. Women's Travel Patterns in a Suburban Development 7. Women in the Suburban Environment: A U.S.-Sweden Comparison 8. Swedish Women in Single-Family Housing 9. Toward Supportive Neighborhoods: Women's Role in Changing the Segregated City Part 3: Women in Environmental Decisionmaking: Institutional Constraints 10. Architecture: Toward a Feminist Critique 11. Women in Planning: There's More to Affirmative Action than Gaining Access 12. No Academic Matter: Unconscious Discrimination in Environmental Design Education 13. From Kitchen to Storefront: Women in the Tenant Movement 14. Women at City Hall Part 4: Women as Environmental Activists 15. The Los Angeles Woman's Building: A Public Center for Woman's Culture 16. Emergency Shelter: The Development of an Innovative Women's Environment 17. Housing for Single-Parent Families: A Women's Design