Tracking Fear - Measuring Safety Perceptions in Saskatoon
A team of eight city planners explored how the physical and social environment in downtown Saskatoon, Canada influences perceptions of personal safety. This was the first-ever micro-level, fear and safety project to use a specially tailored, digitized software app to map and analyse downtown safety in Canada. This is something geographers of crime and environmental psychologists have been studying for decades, but often without the precise measurements that they were about to uncover.
Read the full report about the project and the experiences of the team leader, Mateja Mihinjac, in the Safe Growth Blogspot.