Walkable, Green Neighborhoods Key to Safer Future Cities



by Michael Keller

Some good news for the burgeoning population of urbanites around the world: safer streets with less crime won’t require huge investments in new technologies. Instead, urban planners and researchers say that controlling crime in the future means looking to the past and up into the trees.

“We need to make our urban spaces walkable again,” says Dr. Jack Nasar, a professor of city and regional planning and editor of the Journal of Planning Literature at The Ohio State University. “In terms of safety—people living together, they know who belongs, and they’re more likely to interact with each other and build a sense of community. Get people back out onto the street.”

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