Diversity in the leadership of our cities strengthens inclusivity. Through our event series, we provide space to highlight the non-dominant voices in urbanism.
This initiative began as an idea from a group of urbanists at Remix where stories of women could be broadly shared. While this space was created by women, it's inclusive of all identities and reflects the communities of which we're all a part. Please continue to bring your diverse voices by attending and sharing your perspectives.
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The Gender Tax in Transportation
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 6pm PST @ Remix HQ 1128 Howard Street, San Francisco
The stats are staggering. Whether it's shuttling children to childcare via transit or paying for a late night Uber/Lyft "just in case", NYU Wagner researchers found that women pay up to $1200 more than men a year on transportation costs. Overall, women pay 7% more than men on general goods and services. We're hosting a conversation around the Gender Tax in Transportation, where we’ll try to unpack the burden women face in transportation costs.
Looking beyond the recent studies on gender, who else faces disproportionate costs for security, goods and services? How can we help set the stage for a more equitable environment for all people, especially those that are traditionally targeted in cities?
We’ll discuss these questions and explore additional concepts with leaders across the industry, in both the public and private sectors.
Designing Inclusive Spaces: Urban, Digital, and Workplace
Space is powerful. Everyone experiences spaces -- urban, digital, and professional -- in different ways, and thoughtful design (or lack thereof) exerts a tremendous influence.
How can we rethink spaces to be more inclusive of everyone’s needs, particularly those that have been historically overlooked? What changes are already taking place to represent those needs in the design process, and what happens when non-dominant voices become decision-makers?
Three leaders working across urban, digital, and workplace landscapes will attempt to answer these questions while sharing successes, obstacles, and failures in creating inclusive environments.
This forum is intended to be open and honest, with the hope of building a community to strengthen our cities. Come with your questions -- we’ll have ample time for Q&A.
Inside mission-driven organizations, these leaders are using their technical skills to tackle society's most pressing issues.
Their projects include: propelling government to provide services that are simple, effective and easy to use; creating collaborative tools to shape how we see the world; promoting diversity to build a sense of community where everyone feels they belong.
Everyone wants to live in San Francisco but increasingly few can afford it. So how does the City by the Bay—where you need to earn an estimated $110,000 a year to live comfortably and the average cost of a home is $940,000—make room so everyone can thrive? How do land use policies affect San Francisco’s affordability?
Hear from leaders working to make San Francisco a more affordable city.
At the intersection of advocacy, technology, and government, how are women in leadership roles creating social impact? The theme for our inaugural event is Upward Mobility, approached in 2 ways: 1) moving upward in terms of economic and social opportunity, and 2) upward mobility in terms of one’s own career journey.
What inspired you to work in the field of urbanism? What failures have you experienced and how have you overcome them (or not)?