The usual justification for these costs is that we need all this light for safety and security. This simply isn’t true. No one doubts that artificial light can reduce the risks of being out at night, and no one is saying that we ought to exist in the dark. But increasingly, police, doctors, astronomers, economists, business leaders, communities and now the French government agree that we should reduce the light we use, and that too much brightness at night actually reduces our safety
Homelessness is more than being without a roof or a house Homelessness is about a lack of security, lack of belonging, lack of privacy and lack of safety. People sleeping out in doorways, parks, in derelict sites and in abandoned cars experience the most extreme form of homelessness. On any given night, there are up to 90 people sleeping rough in the Dublin area.
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#94CV "social media, crowdsourcing, digital photography and the “Internet of Things” have eliminated any lingering illusions that we’re not being watched.. those of us who happened to be on that tragic final stretch of the Boston Marathon didn’t realize they were photographing a crime scene till the explosion ripped through the crowd. Seemingly everybody had a camera-equipped smartphone. The nearby stores and other businesses were capturing live video through the entire event."
In this dark ranger demo, we learn about how bad lighting can be more dangerous than no lighting at all. Look for The Dark Ranger hiding very near a bright light and the camera. You might see his doo-rag for a second as he peaks up at the camera. Heed this warning lighting engineers, campus security, and students, "It not about the amount of light... it's about smart lighting. Lighting that outsmarts the bad guys..."
#16AS The city of Sandnes has hired guards to walk around both day and night to make the citizens feel safe. The city has struggled with drugs and violence. The guards are now hoping that they will work more closely with the police
#42AS Valley Fiesta – Brisbanes Biggest Street Party. Events have shown relation to increase in violence but also activates the streets both day and night which has obvious beneficial effects in terms of safety.
#11AS A dangerous place? "Contrary to many articles on the internet mentioning how unsafe and dangerous the city of Marrakech is, my impression is quite the opposite. I consider the city to be very safe and, even when wandering through the quiet streets late at night, didn’t encounter any problems."