How Women Have Shaped the Profession as Well as Our Communities

Jane Jacobs (1916 – 2006)

Women in Planning Special Series

by Kristen Humphrey, MLA, Local Assistance and Training Planner

When I think of Jane Jacobs, a well-worn (if oft mis-applied) phrase comes to mind: “Well- behaved women seldom make history.” [1]

Jane Jacobs, Chairman of the Commitee to save the West Village holds up documentary evidence at press conference in January, 1961. Public domain.

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Planning Practice Monthly Launches New “Women in Planning Series” as part of Maryland’s 2020 Year of the Woman

Seeking Suggestions: Women in Planning

by Kristen E. Humphrey, MLA, Local Assistance and Training Planner

Did you know that March is National Women’s History Month? Additionally, Governor Larry Hogan has proclaimed 2020 as the Year of the Woman in Maryland, in advance of the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment, which gave women the right to vote.

Numerous events, exhibits, and tours of historic sites related to women’s suffrage are slated  occur throughout the state, culminating in the 2020 Women’s Centennial Summit scheduled for August in Annapolis. While the fate of some of the planned events may be uncertain, given the COVID-19 pandemic, Planning will continue to celebrate the contributions of women planners digitally. Continue reading