Man’s dystopia: Patriarchy’s power makes planned capitals fail

30 Sep 2021
Brasilia
The planned city of Brasília, Brazil, founded in 1960 to be the nation's new capital.

The often ‘dystopian’ failures of planned capital cities result from the patriarchal power that establishes them, according to a new book by a University of Queensland urban planning researcher.

Urban planner and researcher Dr Dorina Pojani has just released Trophy Cities: A Feminist Perspective on New Capitals, an analysis of the socio-cultural and physical production of planned capital cities through the theoretical lens of feminism.

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