Daphne Spain

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Daphne Spain

District Rivanna
Term Start 2016
Term End 2019
Preceded by Cal Morris

Biographical Information

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Daphne Spain was appointed to the Albemarle County Planning Commission to represent the Rivanna District from 2016 to 2019. [1]

James M. Page Professor of urban and environmental planning in the School of Architecture at the University of Virginia. In 2013 she won the Cavalier's Distinguished Teaching Professorship. Her scholarship addresses the relationship between the built environment and social structure, with an emphasis on gender. [citation needed]

She has just finished a book project titled "Constructive Feminism: Building Women's Rights into the City" in which she explores how the 1970s Women's Movement established new places in the city in pursuit of women's rights.

Her books include Gendered Spaces[ http://www.amazon.com/Gendered-Spaces-Daphne-Spain/dp/0807843571] (1992) and Balancing Act: Motherhood, Marriage and Employment among American Women (with Suzanne Bianchi, 1996) [1]. Her most recent book, How Women Saved the City (University of Minnesota Press, 2001) [2], explores the importance of redemptive places built by women volunteers at the turn of the 20th century.


  1. Web. Albemarle County Board of Supervisors Appoint New Planning Commission Members, Press Releases, Albemarle County, January 7, 2016, retrieved January 8, 2016.

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