Enhancing Urban Safety and Security

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-11-30
  • Publisher: Routledge

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The Global Report on Human Settlements is the most authoritative and up-to-date assessment of conditions and trends in the world's cities. It is an essential tool and reference for researchers, academics, public authorities and civil society organizations around the world. The 2007 Global Report is devoted to three major dimensions of urban safety and security: crime and violence; security of tenure and protection against forced eviction; and natural and human-made disasters. The report focuses on appropriate urban planning and management methods designed to: (i) reduce the incidence and impacts of crime and violence; (ii) reduce the incidence and consequences of tenure insecurity (including forced evictions), with respect to both shelter and informal sector enterprises; and (iii) mitigate the impacts of disasters (both natural and human-made). The volume is essential reading for all professionals and researchers in the relevant fields and a valuable resource for teachers and students of urban development.

Table of Contents

Material Diversity
Ethically Made
Use Matters
Loops, Cycles and Zero Waste
Local and Light
Speed and Rhythms
Fashion, Needs and Aesthetics
User Maker
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