Remaking Minnie Street: The impacts of urban revitalization on crime and pedestrian safety

Kristen Day, Craig Anderson, Michael Powe, Tracy McMillan, Diane Winn

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Abstract

Urban design is frequently identified as a tool to reduce crime and improve traffic safety in urban neighborhoods. In this "before" and "after" evaluation, we assess a major urban revitalization in the Minnie Street neighborhood in Santa Ana, California, in terms of its impacts on crime and pedestrian safety. Conclusions suggest that urban design can help to improve crime and traffic safety in poor urban neighborhoods but that other factors must also be considered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)315-331
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Planning Education and Research
Volume26
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2007

Keywords

  • Crime
  • Low income
  • Pedestrian
  • Revitalization
  • Safety
  • Urban

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Development
  • Urban Studies

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