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STEaPP in the news

STEaPP's diverse community of academics, policymakers, practitioners and science and engineering experts feature regularly in local, national and international media

March 2021

The Guardian view on urban insecurity: build a feminist city

The Guardian highlights Dr Ellie Cosgrave's research on inclusion in urban planning, including her 2019 TED talk on The Feminist City, and why it is vital to developing cities and towns that are safe for women and girls. Read: The Guardian

Safe city design

Dr Ellie Cosgrave discusses how town planning can be used to help create safer spaces for women. Listen: BBC Woman's Hour (19 mins), More: BBC You and Yours (from 11 mins 46 secs); BBC News, The Times (£)

February 2021

My Perfect City: Communities in Barcelona

Dr Ellie Cosgrave tests the credentials of the Barcelona “village city” model and considers Addis Ababa’s attempts to build brand new liveable condominiums. Listen: BBC World Service: The Compass

January 2021

My Perfect City: Women entrepreneurs in Kochi

Dr Ellie Cosgrave assesses Kochi’s achievements as a hub for women-led businesses, which not only boosts the economy but has lasting development benefits for society as a whole. Listen: BBC World Service: The Compass

World Health Organization 'Should Do More To Help Poor Countries' Rather Than Criticize Rich Ones

Dr Juilus Mugwagwa argues WHO needs to play its part in ensuring poorer countries develop the mechanisms and structures to be able to deploy the vaccines to their populations. Read: Newsweek