Crime Prevention, Transport and Mobility

[2016] The implementation of the UNHabitat New Urban Agenda contributes to the implementation and localization of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in an integrated manner, and to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and targets, including Goal 11 of making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable. Our timely COST action focuses on safe cities by asking critical urban questions. Many of us have noticed that living in a city is attractive, convenient, safe... but not always. Have you ever felt somebody‘s cold stare at your back and remember the feeling of insecurity it caused? Have you ever held your brief when approaching a stranger walking straight towards you in the dark? Do you feel clueless about what contributes to transforming „not always“ into „always“? While crime in private areas is mostly associated with social and financial factors, crime in public places has also much to do with the spatial structures surrounding it. Public transport facilities constitute an important part of a city’s spatial structure and contribute a lot to the city’s level of vitality and security. Hence, the design and management of public transport facilities are ones of the fundamental tools to inhibit crime. This is why the authors of this book contribute to increasing the safety of pedestrians at parking lots, public transport stops, bus and railway stations, and just on the streets.

Matijosaitiene, Irina, dr. (ed). Crime Prevention, Transport and Mobility. COST Action TU1203: Crime Prevention through Urban Design & Planning, 2016

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