"Safegrowth is about neighborhood activation to prevent crime. It shares case studies and principles from pioneers working successfully with neighborhoods to prevent crime before it happens. It is about neighborhood mobilization to stop urban violence and decay. It brings together lessons from practitioners trained in safegrowth who are at the cutting edge of building safer neighborhoods. It rightly stresses the importance to crime prevention of problem based learning, neighborhood activation, and local ecology. It provides case studies to illustrate how it has been done. It rejects the failing over-reliance of politicians on CCTV, CPTED and the flawed systems of criminal justice. Instead, it proposes a new logic for addressing crime and gives hope to reducing crime significantly and sustainably building on these pioneering reflections."
Irvin Waller, Emeritus Professor
Our SafeGrowth book provides a comprehensive overview of philosophical, theoretical and practical concepts for building cohesive neighborhoods of safety and livability for 21st Century.
In Part 1 the book begins by introducing a new way of thinking about neighborhoods and crime problem solving.
Part 2 summarizes key themes that emerged during a Canmore SafeGrowth summit.
Part 3 features SafeGrowth and related ideas from three North American cities.
Finally, Part 4 deconstructs four tenets that build SafeGrowth theory and practice, and concludes with a vision for the future.
You can read the introductory chapters below.
THE COMPLETE COPY OF THE BOOK CAN BE ORDERED HERE.