Creating a city for women living and working in Sydney: Committee for Sydney March 2019
For many years, the Committee for Sydney has been committed to considering Sydney through the lens of the experiences of women. This is based on an understanding that too often cities are designed (primarily) for men and by
men and that changing this will lead to better experiences for women. At the same time, we are firmly of the belief that
a city that works better for women would be a city that works better for everyone.
This is not to minimize the concerning picture that we are finding in relation to the lived experiences of women in Sydney. The Sydney Community Foundation and the Sydney Women’s Fund recently captured a snapshot of women’s experiences of Sydney across many different areas of life. The overwhelming picture is of women not feeling like this city is working well enough for them, whether it is in relation to retirement, getting into work or spending time with family.