Toilet Talk: Women’s Needs


WDS seminar looking at why the needs of women aren’t met when it comes to public toilets
Monday 25th July 2011, 2.30pm - 6.00pm at the Building Centre, 26 Store Street, London WC1E 7BT

When it comes to public toilets, women’s needs just aren’t being met; WDS believes that this undermines the creation of towns and cities that are accessible for all. Bringing together experts in the field to discuss the issues affecting women as a result of the provision, accessibility and safety of public conveniences. We’ll look at the British Standard on public toilets and talk about how women can influence the relevant decision-makers for improvements to their local facilities. There will also be a chance to see excerpts from WDS and Marie Lenclos' short film in-progress on this subject.

Speakers include:
Prof. Clara Greed, Professor of Inclusive Urban Planning, University of the West of England
Michelle Barkley, Committee Member, Code of Practice for the Provision of Public Toilets and Technical Director, Chapman Taylor Architects
Jo-Anne Bichard, Research Fellow, Helen Hamlyn Centre for Design, Royal College of Art
Georgia Wrighton, Project Manager, WDS and Lecturer in Planning, Kingston University

Join us for an afternoon of presentations and discussion followed by a reception with drinks and light refreshments

To book: FREE to attend but places must be booked in advance: Email or telephone 020 7490 5210 (please leave a brief message with your contact details if we aren’t able to answer your call)

Women’s Design Service works to ensure that the design and use of the built environment reflects the needs and aspirations of women. More at