Urban Thinkers Campus: Women Transforming Cities Dialogue Café

The advance Women Transforming Cities Dialogue Cafés focus on grassroots input and achievement: each café is opened by speakers briefly introducing the topic of discussion connected to identifying and creating The City We Need, and then the core of the event – the round table discussion – emerges as respectful, collaborative, and inclusive action.

At each event, there are several round tables, including one table provided with a translator for participants who are more comfortable speaking in one of the many languages spoken throughout the region and the country (depending on the neighbourhood, the additional language may be Cantonese, Spanish, Tagalog, Mandarin, French, or Persian, for example).

All participants are encouraged and supported to lend their experiences and expertise to the formulation of strong, action-orientated recommendations. The events close with a sharing of recommendations from each of the round table groups, statements of intent for moving forward with the goal to implement women and girl friendly cities. Reports from each of the advance cafés will be posted on the Women Transforming Cities website.