Author(s): Jane Jose
Places Women Make tells stories of women shaping the Australian city - its buildings, spaces, and social and political agendas.
Jane Jose takes a fresh look at city life, great places and the unsung urban heroines who made them. She explores the design of cities, the places we need and suggests urban life would be richer if women play more of a role in city design.
Places Women Make honours women place-makers from history, while speaking to a new generation of designers about the possibilities to come.
Jane Jose is an urbanist who has worked in the world of planners and architects. She was elected as an independent Deputy Lord Mayor of Adelaide in 1991. Since then she has worked closely with leaders in many Australian cities developing policies to make our cities more liveable. She cares deeply about urban places and spaces and how they improve people’s lives. Jose graduated from the University of Adelaide and joined the ABC as a news journalist. She later wrote a weekly opinion column on city issues in South Australia. In 1996 she joined HASSELL architects and designers working in community engagement. Since then she has written urban policy documents including the village plans for the City of Sydney. Jose has been appointed to committees and boards with responsibility for major city development. In 2014 she was appointed as CEO of Sydney Community Foundation, an independent not for profit foundation and runs the Sydney Women’s Fund. The mission of the foundation is to strengthen community life and help people to thrive in Australia’s largest city