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From ‘defensible space’ to ‘space of flows’: integrating geographical information into urban safety research and planning
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5302-1698
2011 (English)In: Proceedings of the ICE - Urban Design and Planning, ISSN 1755-0793Article in journal (Refereed) In press
Abstract [en]

The objective of this article is to discuss the use of Geographical Information (GI) and spatial analyticalmethodologies in urban safety research and planning. Based on previous empirical examples, the article discusses advances and challenges of studying crime and perceived safety using GI and spatial analytical methodologies. Thearticles reviews the analysis of crime and perceived fear at the micro-level landscape followed by a discussion of ecological studies often searching for associations between socio-economic characteristics of small areas. The use ofGI and visualisation techniques has also been incorporated into research and planning in public participation schemes and, more recently, into new methodologies aiming at predicting human movement patterns using real-timedata. The paper also reviews some of the current challenges for spatial urban safety research and concludes with prospects on the value of this form of analysis in the near future.

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ICE publishing , 2011.
Keyword [en]
crime, perceived safety, geographical information, planning and urban environments
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Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-61626OAI: diva2:479449
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