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Global Report on Human Settlements 2007

Enhancing Urban Safety and Security

  • Author: UN-HABITAT
  • Publication date: November 2007
  • Page count: 480
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 07.III.Q.1

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Enhancing Urban Safety and Security addresses three major threats to the safety and security of cities: crime and violence; insecurity of tenure and forced evictions; and natural and human-made disasters. It analyses worldwide trends with respect to each of these threats, paying particular attention to their underlying causes and impacts, as well as to the good policies and best practices that have been adopted at the city, national and international levels in order to address these threats. The report adopts a human security perspective, concerned with the safety and security of people rather than of states, and highlights issues that can be addressed through appropriate urban policy, planning, design and governance.