Urbanist Jane Jose celebrates the unsung urban heroines who have shaped Australian cities in her first book, Places Women Make: Unearthing the contribution of women to our cities.

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Places Women Make shares the stories of women who have made an enormous, often unheralded, contribution to the Australian city – its buildings, spaces, and social and political agendas. Jose explores the important role women have played – as architects, activists, planners, philanthropists, policy makers, politicians and writers. She considers the design of cities and suggests urban life would be richer if women played more of a role in city design. The book aims to honour women place-makers from history, while speaking to a new generation of designers about the possibilities to come.

Published by Wakefield Press, Places Women Make is available in paperback or ebook.