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Crime and Urban Planning in the United States

The spatial patterns and environmental characteristics of urban crime offer planners an opportunity to contribute to building crime-resilient communities.

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Course Info

  • Duration 9 video lessons (51 Mins)
  • Published Published
    2023
  • 4.11
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    1.
    Introduction
    Chapter Duration 1 min
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    2.
    Why Should Planners Care About Crime?
    Chapter Duration 5 mins
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    Criminology vs Urban Planning
    Chapter Duration 4 mins
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    The Built Environment and Crime
    Chapter Duration 4 mins
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    The Social Environment and Crime
    Chapter Duration 6 mins
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    Pros and Cons of Policing
    Chapter Duration 5 mins
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    Fear of Crime and its Impact on Vulnerable Populations
    Chapter Duration 5 mins
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    Planning Practice With CPTED
    Chapter Duration 10 mins
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    How Can We Do Better?
    Chapter Duration 6 mins

Course Description

Crime is one of the most concerning factors in cities and urban life across the world. This course provides insight into the spatial pattern and environmental characteristics of urban crime, crime’s association with urban inequity, and the impact of crime on vulnerable communities. Informed by interdisciplinary literature and practice from the fields of environmental criminology and urban planning, the course explains how the geography of crime has exacerbated existing social injustice in the United States. Most importantly, this course offers insights into how urban planners can assist in creating crime-resilient communities.

Learn these skills

  • Data Analysis
  • Demographics
  • Economics
  • Equity
  • History
  • Public Health
  • Resilience Planning
  • Urban Design

AICP CM

This course is approved for 1 AICP CM credit.

AIA CES

This course is 1 LU.

SACPLAN CPD

This course is approved for 1 SACPLAN CPD point.

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Qian He

Qian He

Dr. Qian He is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Maryland, College Park and holds a PhD in Urban Planning and Public Policy.

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