14.05.2019

Reimagining anti-graffiti

Rapid graffiti removal programs are supposed to be the most efficient way to address graffiti problem because they deny graffiti offenders or “artists” the reward of having their work seen by others. In the 1980s, the famous Broken Windows Theory began with one such program in the New York City subway system’s Clean Car Program – graffiti was removed and vandalism repaired.

Subsequent research and practical work have shown that this approach might not be very effective and cost-beneficial as it is costly, may lead to displacement, fails to account for various motivations in the offenders, and generally fails to permanently eliminate the problem.

Read in the blog post about new approaches in dealing with graffiti written by Mateja Mihinjac. 

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