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Featuring more than 5,000 documents and more than 9,000 images, RUDI is the largest web resource dedicated to urban development and placemaking.

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Forum: planning and crime

The kind of places that would be built, if the fear of crime is embedded as a primary consideration, would be horrific, intolerable and unsustainable...it starts with the chopping down of trees to allow the sweep of the CCTV system, moves on to the elimination of all soft landscaping, the closing of alleys jitties and ginnels, the installation of bright lights, the erection of barriers, the enclosure of public streets in private malls, and the celebration of the cul-de-sac...So says David Lock, UK-based urban designer and theorist (see RUDI's urban agenda forum topic). But what do YOU say? Join RUDI's FORUM and express yourself. It's the place to get your views across to more than 10,000 urban design and placemaking professionals. Make a difference!