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Safer City Centres
Reviving the Public Realm

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April 1997 | 272 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This book discusses safety in the public space of city centres and, thus, in the public realm. It is also concerned with public order and disorder and with those crimes which affect people's perceptions of safety in - and their use - of city centres. The various chapters show how crime, and especially fear of crime, could be reduced and how the centres of towns and cities might be reclaimed, made safer and more liveable.
Taner Oc and Steven Tiesdell
The Death and Life of City Centres
Taner Oc and Steven Tiesdell
The Dimensions of Crime
Taner Oc and Steven Tiesdell
Opportunity Reduction Approaches to Crime Prevention
Taner Oc and Steven Tiesdell
The Safer City Approach
Chris Hollins, Taner Oc and Steven Tiesdell
Safer City Centres: The Role of Town Centre Management
Stephen Lister and Robert Poole
Policing for Safer City Centres
Tim Townshend
Safer City Centres: The Role of Public Lighting
Taner Oc and Steven Tiesdell
Safer City Centres
The Role of Closed Circuit Television  
Sylvia Trench
Safer Transport and Parking
Taner Oc and Steven Tiesdell
Housing and Safer City Centres
Tim Heath and Robert Stickland
The Twenty-Four Hour City Concept
Taner Oc and Steven Tiesdell
Safer City Centres in the USA
Taner Oc and Steven Tiesdell
The Coventry and Nottingham Experience
Taner Oc and Steven Tiesdell
Towards Safer City Centres

`This is a well thought out and readable text which provides both a good introduction for the uninitiated and, thanks to the editors' reasoned

commentary, a welcome up-to-date review for a more advanced audience.... It is worth recommending to students of town planning, geography, and related disciplines who are studying this subject. Its breadth of coverage makes it valuable' - Environment and Planning B

`This is a most valuable and (as far as I know) unique overview of the topic....This one book will bring the reader up to speed on current thinking and practice about: crime prevention, fear reduction and city-centre regeneration' - Planning Practice and Research

'This book discusses safety in the public space of city centres. It is also concerned with public order, and with those crimes which affect people’s perceptions of safety in the use of city centres' - The Police Journal

'The merits of the book lie in the detail provided in the chapters on the articulation of such ideas in terms of town centre management, policing, safer transport and public lighting' - Urban Studies

`The book provides both useful information and a comprehensive bibliography and it should prove to be a valuable inspiration to those based in the UK and elsewhere who wish to see the revival of the city centre as a civilised place' - International Planning Studies

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ISBN: 9781853963162
£35.99