Gender and crime in cities

How to apply


Urban designers, architects and planners have key roles in making safe and inclusive places, with urban safety guidelines and crime prevention tactics foundational to safe environments. Situated Crime Prevention (SCP) and Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (commonly referred to as CPTED) are popular multi-disciplinary approaches that engage urban and architectural design in the management of built and natural environments to reduce victimisation, deter offender decisions that precede criminal acts, and to build a sense of community among inhabitants.

The XYX Lab are looking for projects that reduce the risks of spatial inequality in communities through:

  • Extending the current approach to crime prevention through environmental design via evaluating literature and international projects in relation to race, class, ability, language, age, sexuality and gender.
  • Raising awareness of intersectional issues among practitioners, stakeholders and government, including the general public.