Urban Space Management: Key Elements for an Integrated Approach to Community Safety

Public space management safer is becoming an increasing priority for many local governments and cities given complaints of disorder from citizens, crime trends in urban areas and its potential impact on the population’s feelings of insecurity. The report, commissioned by the Montreal Police Service, presents some main developments and issues, suggests some key elements that could form part of a model for comparative analysis on issues related to the management of public space such as homelessness, drugs, prostitution and public nuisance, and draws on the city of Montreal to assess the applicability of this model. The report also provides some examples of cities which are working to effectively manage public spaces in relation to the above themes, through collaborative approaches to crime prevention.

The Report is only available in french.

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