An Urban Approach to Safety and Integrated Urban Development in South Africa

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An Urban Approach to Safety and Integrated Urban Development in South Africa – Resources

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Peter Gotsch, Obvious Katsaura, Lauren Ugur and Nicholas Katsang

Publication date

25 Mar 2014

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29 Jan 2015

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This review paper highlights the importance of urban safety for successful urban development in the South African context. The complex global challenge of urban violence and crime being experienced worldwide is recognised as being the consequence of a multitude of interrelated environmental, institutional and social risk factors that converge, resulting in the manifestation of various forms of violence. Focus is placed on the urban setting, as it is determined that urban centres are not only critical nodes for development but that experiences of violence and crime are largely concentrated in urban areas, South Africa being no exception.