Can architecture and design help improve women’s rights?
Reena Jana – Smart Planet – Wednesday, 26 September 2012 (originally published 24 Sept)
NEW YORK–”This panel is a bit of a pioneer,” Nicholas D. Kristof, New York Times columnist, said with a smile. He was speaking to a crowd of leaders in the areas of diplomacy, business, and culture gathered at the Clinton Global Initiative’s Annual Meeting, taking place through September 25. Kristof was moderating a discussion, “Women and the Built Environment: Designing for Opportunity,” the opening session of the event’s second day, and which he described as a mash-up.
“In the past, the women and girls [topic] is a separate track at CGI, but this year, it’s integrated with another topic, the built environment…to get ahead of the curve,” Kristof said, referring to the Annual Meeting’s overall theme of designing for impact.
The conversation began with the question of how to offer more women titles to land, a query that Kristof lobbed first to Clos . . .
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