The Urbanist

Urban violence

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27 April 2017

Episode 289

33 minutes


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Are certain cities synonymous with certain crimes? We speak with urban activists from three different regions about dealing with violence and ask if design can change the way the public perceives the police.

27 April 2017

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Chapter 1

Can architecture change our perception of the police?

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Architecture practice Perkins+Will believes so. It has recently finished remodelling the LAPD Metropolitan Division facility, making it the greenest station in the city. But is it more inviting?

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Chapter 2

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World Forum on Urban Violence

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A few days ago Madrid hosted the inaugural international summit on urban violence. Under the banner of ‘Cities of Peace’, the event was the culmination of a joint effort between the mayors of Paris and Madrid to respond to the challenge of how to ensure cities are bastions of peace.

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