Gendered UK street maps?

An article about a woman researching the gender of street names in Rome and finding that under 5% were named after women (real or mythical) sparked off an idea.

Has any community done comprehensive research in the archives and created online maps and databases of streets, squares, alleys in a UK town or city? And what if there were lots of such projects?

This post has already gathered a lively set of comments, and more are welcome to join in the discussion, of course.

Gendered UK street maps? by Janet E Davis.


Weekly Blog Club was set up in early January 2012 to encourage people to blog regularly, and especially to encourage those working in and with the public sector, charities and voluntary organisations in the UK to find their own 'voice' through writing.

Posted in alleys, communities, cultural heritage, digital technology, education, gender, history, maps, public spaces, storytelling, streets, travel and exploration, women

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