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Title Enhancing urban safety and security : global report on human settlements 2007 / United Nations Human Settlements Programme
Published London ; Sterling, VA : Earthscan, 2007


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  307.76 Uni/Eus  AVAILABLE
Description xxxii, 448 pages : illustrations maps ; 30 cm
Contents Pt. I. Understanding urban safety and security -- 1. Current threats to urban safety and security -- 2. Vulnerability, risk and resilience : towards a conceptual framework -- Pt. II. Urban crime and violence -- 3. Urban crime and violence : conditions and trends -- 4. Urban crime and violence : policy responses -- Pt. III. Security of tenure -- 5. Security of tenure : conditions and trends -- 6. Policy responses to tenure insecurity -- Pt. IV. Natural and human-made disasters -- 7. Disaster risk : conditions, trends and impacts -- 8. Policy responses to disaster risk -- 9. Small-scale hazards : the case of road traffic accidents -- Pt. V. Towards safer and more secure cities -- 10. Reducing urban crime and violence -- 11. Enhancing tenure security and ending forced evictions -- 12. Mitigating the impacts of disasters -- Pt. VI. Summary of case studies -- Pt. VII. Statistical annex
Summary "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."--BOOK JACKET
Subject Urban policy.
Housing policy.
Emergency management.
Disasters -- Risk assessment.
Urban violence -- Prevention.
Crime prevention.
City planning.
Author United Nations Human Settlements Programme.
LC no. 2007023425
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