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NCJ Number: 228904 Find in a Library
Title: Planing, Urban Design and the Night-Time City: Still at the Margins?
Journal: Criminology and Criminal Justice  Volume:9  Issue:4  Dated:November 2009  Pages:487-506
Author(s): Marion Roberts
Date Published: November 2009
Page Count: 20
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This article elaborates the explanations for the marginality of safety and antisocial behavior in the night-time economy within planning and urban design.
Abstract: This article examines the relationship between the planning system and crime and security in the night time city. It argues that the planning system was constrained by a neo-liberalist insistence on land-use planning in the 1980s and early 1990s, thereby providing the institutional framework for deregulation of the numbers, capacities, and types of licensed premises in town and city centers. This had a direct impact on levels of crime, violence, and antisocial behavior. The reintroduction of spatial planning by the New Labor Government has allowed planners to introduce social and environmental objectives into their development plans, and changes to the use of class orders provide a greater degree of regulatory control. The new regulatory framework can, given sufficient resources, provide the means by which more obvious physical sources of the generators of antisocial behavior can be avoided. However, this more progressive agenda will face significant challenges from the global economic downturn. Figure and references
Main Term(s): Urban area studies
Index Term(s): Crime control policies; Deviance; Economic analysis; Economic planning; Police misconduct; United Kingdom (UK); Urban criminality; Urban planning
Note: Special issue on Urban Safety, Anti-social Behavior, and the Night-time Economy, for additional articles see NCJ-228900-903 and NCJ-228905.
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