Enhancing Urban Safety and Security: Global Report on Human Settlements 2007

Enhancing Urban Safety and Security: Global Report on Human Settlements 2007

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ISBN-10: 184407479X

ISBN-13: 9781844074792

Pub. Date: 08/28/2007

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The Global Report on Human Settlements is the most authoritative and up-to-date assessment of conditions and trends in the worlds cities. It is an essential tool and reference for researchers, academics, public authorities and civil society organizations around the world.The 2007 Global Report is devoted to three major dimensions of urban safety and security:

Overview

The Global Report on Human Settlements is the most authoritative and up-to-date assessment of conditions and trends in the worlds cities. It is an essential tool and reference for researchers, academics, public authorities and civil society organizations around the world.The 2007 Global Report is devoted to three major dimensions of urban safety and security: crime and violence; security of tenure and protection against forced eviction; and natural and human-made disasters. The report focuses on appropriate urban planning and management methods designed to: (i) reduce the incidence and impacts of crime and violence; (ii) reduce the incidence and consequences of tenure insecurity (including forced evictions), with respect to both shelter and informal sector enterprises; and (iii) mitigate the impacts of disasters (both natural and human-made). The volume is essential reading for all professionals and researchers in the relevant fields and a valuable resource for teachers and students of urban development.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781844074792
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/28/2007
Edition description:
1
Pages:
380
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 11.60(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
• Introduction
• Part I: Understanding Urban Safety and Security
• Current Threats to Urban Safety and Security
• Vulnerability, Risk and Resilience: Towards a Conceptual Framework
• Part II: Urban Crime and Violence
• Urban Crime and Violence: Conditions and Trends
• Urban Crime and Violence: Policy Responses
• Part III: Security of Tenure
• Security of Tenure: Conditions and Trends
• Policy Responses to Tenure Insecurity
• Part IV: Natural and Human-Made Disasters
• Disaster Risk: Conditions, Trends and Impacts
• Policy Responses to Disaster Risk
• Small-Scale Hazards: The Case of Road Traffic Accidents
• Part V: Towards Safer and More Secure Cities
• Reducing Urban Crime and Violence
• Enhancing Tenure Security and Ending Forced Evictions
• Mitigating the Impact of Disasters
• Part VI: Summary of Case Studies
• Part VII: Statistical Annex
• Index

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