Gothenburg Case Study: Processes and Partnerships for Safety and Security in Urban Places


[2017] In September 2015, the COST Action TU1203, Crime Prevention through Urban Design and Planning (CP-UDP), visited Gothenburg, Sweden. The theme for the visit to Gothenburg was 'processes and partnerships for safety and security in urban places'. The specific focus for the visit was to what extent and how CP-UDP and CPTED approaches were implemented in various forms of collaborative endeavours, with particular focus on Gothenburg. With regard to the case study example and the local Gothenburg context, the report accounts for statistics of crime in relation to place and how such data relates to the model for policing presently employed. The report describes the model for collaboration developed by the Police and the Social Resources Administration as well as the local neighbourhood councils. The report further addresses the relative lack of attention to proactive crime prevention planning within the City Planning Authority and how a focus on public urban space instead is the responsibility of the collaborative platform Safe Beautiful City. While this platform is also headed by the City, it does not engage in planning but works with improvements through public-private partnerships.

Landzelius, Michael, Charlotta Thodelius (Eds). Gothenburg Case Study: Processes and Partnerships for Safety and Security in Urban Places.COST Action TU1203 Crime Prevention through Urban Design and Planning (CP-UDP), 2017

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