Vicky Mochama mentions Lisa Schweitzer in an article for Toronto’s Metro News on building better cities by listening to more female voices. Mochama cites the recent article in Curbed by Alissa Walker tackling the issue of mansplaining in urbanist circles.
What we lose in that is nuance. Walker cites Lisa Schweitzer, an urbanist and professor of urban planning, who says the many male voices drown out identity- and equity-minded women. This, she finds, is the reason for “the emergence of a very strong pro-density contingent which has dominated the conversation in many cities.”