Safety (traffic and crime)

Healing America's Cities

This report illustrates the decrease in crime when adequate parks and recreational activities are available in inner-city neighborhoods.

Smart Growth Is Crime Prevention: Livable Communities 101

The way we build our communities affects the behavior of people. That behavior influences public safety. The degree to which public safety exists affects the livability of our communities. This was presented at the Livable Communities conference in 2003.

What Role Can Design Play in Creating Safer Parks?

This article identifies key things to consider when trying to design a park that is both functional and safe.

Safe Communities: The First Six Months

This guide is designed to help concerned individuals and community groups who are committed to reducing the motor vehicle injury problem in their community.

Aggression and Violence in the Inner-City: Effects of Environment via Mental Fatigue

Researchers find that residents living in relatively barren buildings reported more aggression and violence than did their counterparts in greener buildings. Moreover, levels of mental fatigue were higher in barren buildings and aggression accompanied mental fatigue.

Creating Defensible Space

This publication provides an expert review of the Defensible Space concept and three step-by-step case studies to help communities redesign neighborhoods for greater safety.

Walking in City Gets a Bit Safer

Designating Hendersonville's first Walk Wise route is another step in making the city a more walkable community for all citizens, especially older adults.

Pedestrian Safety Roadshow Local Sponsors' Guide

This guide provides an overview of the Pedestrian Safety Roadshow and lays out how to make it a successful event.

School Health Index: A Self-Assessment and Planning Guide (Third Edition)

This is a sef-assessment and planning tool that will enable schools to identify the strengths and weeknesses of their physical activity and nutrition policies and programs to help them develop an action plann for improving student health. This version also addresses schools' policies and programs regarding safety(unintentional injury and violence).

Fixing Five of the Most Dangerous Intersections for Children in the Bronx

The Bronx 5 program focuses on improving children's safety at five very dangerous city intersections. Being hit by a car is the number one cause of death for kids 5-14 in New York, with the Bronx having the highest percentage of kids hit. Bronx 5 aims to keep the streets safer through measures such as traffic calming and traditional pedestrian safety engineering.
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