Shaping the City: The Link Between Crime and Urban Planning

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Paul Brown
Shaping the City: The Link Between Crime and Urban Planning

Can good (or bad) design influence crime in a neighborhood? Urban planners have long known that street lighting, pedestrian walkways, cameras and other design features can deter certain crimes. Conversely, many high-crime areas share...

Can good (or bad) design influence crime in a neighborhood? Urban planners have long known that street lighting, pedestrian walkways, cameras and other design features can deter certain crimes. Conversely, many high-crime areas share similar architecture and design traits. Architect and Washington Post columnist Roger Lewis joins us to explore how design can create safe or dangerous spaces.

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Roger Lewis

Architect; Columnist, "Shaping the City," Washington Post; and Professor Emeritus of Architecture, University of Maryland College Park

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