The Urban Fabric of Crime and Fear

The Urban Fabric of Crime and Fear

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How does the citya€™s urban fabric relate to crime and fear, and how is that fabric affected by crime and fear? Does the urban environment affect onea€™s decision to commit an offence? Is there a victimisation-related inequality within cities? How do crime and fear interrelate to inequality and segregation in cities of developing countries? What are the challenges to planning cities which are both safe and sustainable? This book searches for answers to these questions in the nature of the city, particularly in the social interactions that take place in urban space distinctively guided by different land uses and peoplea€™s activities. In other words, the book deals with the urban fabric of crime and fear. The novelty of the book is to place safety and security issues on the urban scale by (1) showing links between urban structure, and crime and fear, (2) illustrating how different disciplines deal with urban vulnerability to (and fear of) crime (3) including concrete examples of issues and challenges found in European and North American cities, and, without being too extensive, also in cities of the Global South.... cycling, increase surveillance through grid street pattern Limit access and escape opportunities to provide more privacy and increase ... the house; rear courtyards facilitate burglary Density High density to promote activity, sustain public transit and reduce sprawl Density ... which takes into account other crime- related urban aspects such as movement rates, land use patterns and socio- economic levels.

Title:The Urban Fabric of Crime and Fear
Author:Vania Ceccato
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2012-06-21


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