Violence

Some months ago, a blog post by Todd Litman pointed out that transit-oriented cities tend to have less overall crime. Opinion
Jul 16, 2014   By Michael Lewyn
Philadelphia's police force has increased the proportion of police on foot in its most violent neighborhoods. Not everyone likes the new presence, but the change has has achieved remarkable reductions in violent crime.
Sep 6, 2013   The Economist
Released earlier this week by the Institute for Economics and Peace, the annual United States Peace Index (USPI) analyzes peacefulness at the state and city levels, and the costs associated with violence. Richard Florida discusses its findings.
Apr 27, 2012   The Atlantic Cities
A lecture series explores the relation between city planning and urban violence. And who is to blame? The architect.
Jan 6, 2012   Delft University of Technology
In the face of recent violence committed by roaming groups of teenagers, officials in Philadelphia are imposing stricter curfews for youth.
Aug 12, 2011   The Philadelphia Inquirer
After a series of recent "flash mobs" of hundreds of young people spontaneously gathering in downtown Philadelphia, city officials are looking at ways of reducing the incidents and the potentially dangerous conditions they create.
Mar 30, 2010   The New York Times
Architectural historian Keith Eggener draws a fascinating connection between the film <em>Death Wish</em> and architecture -- and also links the movie's main character with Robert Moses.
Feb 17, 2010   Places
Amid recnt violence thought to be related to the country's plans to implement a bus rapid transit system, South Africa's national transport minister has vowed that the transportation project will move ahead.
Oct 9, 2009   The Times
Subway violence and crime in Philadelphia have been unofficially traced to truant students, who are enabled by unlimited rides on the SEPTA throughout the week. Whether or not the student TransPass system should be eliminated is being debated.
Dec 1, 2008   Philadelphia Daily News
<p>Crippling violence and dangerous streets in the Rose Town area of Kingston, Jamaica, have motivated Prince Charles to bring his Foundation for Architecture and Urbanism to the island ghetto to attempt a rebirth.</p>
Mar 12, 2008   The Guardian