Reducing Crime With Public Spaces in London

Officials in London are relying on the creation of 86 new public spaces throughout the city to cut down on criminal behavior.

"Twenty projects are already completed - including Oxford Circus, Camden High Street and Windrush Square in Brixton - at a cost of £43 million.

Mr Moylan told the Standard: 'It's not an extravagant programme but it will help people feel proud of their area.'"

London Mayor Boris Johnson has touted the plan, and argues that the creation of these public spaces will take small but necessary steps towards thinking about neighborhoods in a more civilized manner.

Full Story: £390m public spaces revamp ‘will help cut yob behaviour’


Prepare for the AICP* Exam

Join the thousands of students who have utilized the Planetizen AICP* Exam Preparation Class to prepare for the American Planning Association's AICP* exam.
Starting at $245
Book cover of the Guide to Graduate Planning Programs 4th Edition

Thinking about Grad School?

The Planetizen Guide to Graduate Urban Planning Programs is the only comprehensive ranking and listing of graduate urban planning programs available.
Starting at $24.95
building block set

NEW! Build the world you want to see

Irresistible block set for adults when placed on a coffee table or desk, and great fun for kids.

Build Your Own Paper Block City

Urban Fold is an all-inclusive kit that allows anyone to build the city of their dreams with a few simple folds.