Safer Cities: A safer and just city for all

The challenges facing cities with regards to the impacts of growing violence and insecurity are numerous and daunting. The need to address crime prevention in cities is apparent.

This brochure highlights the Safer Cities approach run by UN-HABITAT's Safer Cities Programme. In it, a brief background and objective of the programme is provided. An overview of the various approaches the programme takes and success stories are also highlighted.

Safer Cities: City Changer Toolkit

‘I’m a City Changer’ is the awareness-raising initiative of World Urban Campaign. It is about:

• Positive urban development

• Solutions to urban challenges

• Giving voice to cities and people to change our urban future.

The Global Network on Safer Cities is part of the World Urban Campaign. The Network’s role is toadvocate for urban safety and local crime and violence prevention all over the world, as a hub for sharing andlearning on initiatives, actions, and policies driving positive change.

Urban Solutions. United Nations Human Settlements Programme, Nairobi 2015

For more than forty years, UN-Habitat has been working in human settlements throughout the world. The efforts of UN-Habitat have been focused on building a brighter future for developing villages, towns and cities of all sizes, which are most in need of support in guiding the process of urbanization. Towards this end we have created a new vision which makes a shift in focus and incorporates three essential urban elements into a new, integrated working methodology: Urban Legislation, Urban Design and Urban Finance, as a three-legged strategy in advancing sustainable urbanization.

Gender Responsive Risk Reduction and Rehabilitation

Cities experience large and small scale disasters that can pose great challenges to sustainable development, for natural and human-made disasters have enormous economic, social and political impacts on human lives. “Cities, where half of humanity currently resides and much of the world’s assets are concentrated, are fast becoming the locus for much of [the] destruction and loss from disasters.”  These risks will increase as urban populations continue to grow.