Webinar Today: CPTED principles and the safety needs of LGBTQI people
A sustainable city is a safe place, one that allows movement without fear of crime, victimization, or harassment, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity (UN-Habitat, 2019; Swedish Government, 2021). Current dominant approaches to public safety and feminist urban planning have not yet been fully employed to accommodate the safety needs of LGBTQI individuals.
The involvement of LGBTQI communities in public safety conversations to influence planners and decision-makers towards more inclusive public safety is essential to the process of achieving 2030’s sustainable development goals. This seminar series invites you to reflect upon what happens in public places in terms of incidences of discrimination and crime and why planning theory and practices are failing to ensure the safety needs of LGBTQI individuals.
This webinar assesses current models of public safety planning by casting light on the safety needs of LGBTQI people. Compared with other groups in society, relatively little is known about the safety conditions of LGBTQI people. Inspired by principles of Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED), a conceptual framework is proposed to compare the safety conditions experienced by LGBTQI people captured by survey data from Poland and Sweden—two countries that reflect the extremes of the spectrum of LGBTQI’s rights in Europe. We finalize the webinar by challenging the legacy of current planning public safety frameworks and suggesting a new research agenda.
The Webinar will take place today at 17:30