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As opposed to simply managing safety, the term implies creating conditions on the ground that can make urban environments secure.
David Hatch March 28, 2017
The winner of a peace prize for local authorities reduced violence by tackling poverty.
David Hatch February 21, 2017
Mayor Roberto Cláudio compares the new campaign to graphic anti-smoking imagery.
Gregory Scruggs February 8, 2017
What started as an effort to clean up a vacant house has turned into a force for social change.
Patralekha Chatterjee October 17, 2016
Upgrades to parks and public spaces are seen as a lasting legacy from a four-day conference.
Marcela Ribadeneira and Eduardo Varas October 17, 2016

An upcoming World Bank report cites two cities in Colombia and one in Brazil as models for overcoming urban violence. 

September 15, 2016

A mobile app will help Nairobi residents avoid dangerous areas and city leaders boost crime prevention, the Daily Nation reports. 

September 8, 2016

The software designed by Amnesty International Brazil features crowd-sourced data on shootouts, location, injuries and fatalities, PRI reports. 

July 18, 2016

A Mexican startup has teamed with LoJack on a fleet of unmanned aircraft that can augment law enforcement, Fusion.net reports. 

May 24, 2016
In typical fashion, Medellín's latest innovation aims to achieve many goals at once.

Women’s safety concerns in urban areas are too often an afterthought, the Project for Public Spaces says.

December 1, 2015
Statistical experts are meeting this week in Bangkok before a November deadline to offer final recommendations on how to measure the new Sustainable Development Goals.
Gregory Scruggs October 26, 2015
An experiment in fostering culture change tries to make riding transit safer for women.
Ana Arana September 10, 2015

Richmond, Calif., dramatically lowered its homicide rate by paying violence-prone citizens a stipend to stay out of trouble, Mother Jones reports. 

August 5, 2015
Bridging the urban SDG with Habitat III.
Nicholas You July 10, 2015

New safety measures include smartphone apps and plainclothes female officers on metro cars, CityMetric reports. 

March 16, 2015

The Japanese megacity receives top honors in the Economist’s annual global rankings of safe cities.

February 5, 2015
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