To open conversations about toilet equity, incorporating many perspectives and contexts, acknowledging civic sanitation awareness as a crucial element in creating inclusive cities and communities which meet the needs of all citizens and provide everyone the opportunity to participate in public life.-Karen Lee
Welcome to the Pedestrian Space ‘Toilet Equity’ Roundtable series which is dedicated to creating a space for international dialogue on issues of public toilet access and maintenance in cities across the world. We are committed to and passionate about raising ‘Civic Sanitation Awareness’ through dialogue and local investigation.-Annika Lundkvist
1st Toilet Equity Roundtable hosted on November 15, 2022 by Perth-based Karen Lee & Warsaw-based Annika Lundkvist
Bateman, C. What happened to all the public restrooms in Toronto? Spacing Toronto.
QS Supplies. Which countries and cities have the most restrooms?
Book: No Place To Go: How Public Toilets Fail our Private Needs, by Lezlie Lowe
ORGANIZATIONS, INITIATIVES & RESEARCH
American Restroom Association: https://americanrestroom.org/
Bins for Blokes: https://bins4blokes.org.au/ Continence Foundation of Australia – The National Public Toilet Map: https://www.continence.org.au/national-public-toilet-map
Royal College of Art, Public Toilets Research Unit: https://www.rca.ac.uk/research-innovation/research-centres/helen-hamlyn-centre/public-toilets-research-unit/
The Toronto Public Space Committee: https://www.publicspace.ca/washroom-advocacy
United Nations, World Toilet Day: November 19th https://www.un.org/en/observances/toilet-day
World Health Organization – Who Cares About Toilets? https://www.who.int/europe/news/item/19-11-2021-who-cares-about-toilets
World Toilet Associaton: http://www.withwta.org/
World Toilet Organization: https://www.worldtoilet.org/
Anthony, K. H., & Dufresne, M. (2007). Potty Parity in Perspective: Gender and Family Issues in Planning and Designing Public Restrooms. Journal of Planning Literature, 21(3), 267–294.
Ramster, Gail & Greed, Clara & Bichard, Jo-Anne. (2018). How Inclusion can Exclude: The Case of Public Toilet Provision for Women. Built Environment.
Podcast by Carolina Frossard: The City Unfinished