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Trees linked to less crime, research finds  Leafy blocks in city, county had fewer break-ins, shootings    The study, published online in the journal Landscape and Urban Planning, supports arguments by advocates that environmental factors, and not just more police, can fight crime. And it challenges the notion that thick vegetation gives cover to car thieves, muggers and other would-be criminals.

Trees linked to less crime, research finds Leafy blocks in city, county had fewer break-ins, shootings The study, published online in the journal Landscape and Urban Planning, supports arguments by advocates that environmental factors, and not just more police, can fight crime. And it challenges the notion that thick vegetation gives cover to car thieves, muggers and other would-be criminals.

Rethinking Detroit

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Over the past few decades, the Motor City gained a reputation as a failed metropolis of abandoned buildings, widespread poverty, and rampant crime. These maps will make you rethink that.

Here is fascinating new research on crime in Russia - The Washington Post

Here is fascinating new research on crime in Russia

Post-Soviet crime and criminal justice deserve closer attention.

"Have you ever wondered why some women who are charged with murder are transformed into criminal celebrities and symbols of evil by the news and entertainment media?....it seems not to matter whether they are convicted of their alleged crimes in a court of law. The evil label sticks."

"Have you ever wondered why some women who are charged with murder are transformed into criminal celebrities and symbols of evil by the news and entertainment media?....it seems not to matter whether they are convicted of their alleged crimes in a court of law. The evil label sticks."

Cover of Carfree Cities

Ordering information for the book Carfree Cities by J.

Study: Urban Vegetation, When Well Maintained, Deters Crime – Next City

Study: Urban Vegetation, When Well Maintained, Deters Crime

Carfree Cities: Blocks: Crooked Streets

Describes the reference design for a city block in a carfree city.

What's really fascinating is that Vienna's city planners found that gender inequality is baked into the very structure of our cities. There'...

How Urban Planning Made One City Better for Women

Writing for Atlantic Cities, Clare Foran takes a fascinating look at how Vienna, Austria redesigned its city to accommodate women. In city planne .

the final report on the Urban Tactics study - four case studies of temporary use and how they relate to the cities' longer term planning. Plus what works, and why.   Photo: Exhibition Road, Olivia Woodhouse

the final report on the Urban Tactics study - four case studies of temporary use and how they relate to the cities' longer term planning. Plus what works, and why.

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