Cost Action TU1203. Final Conference. Athens, Greece

Posted on October 24, 2016 · Posted in Uncategorized

The final conference of the COST Action on Crime Prevention through Urban Design & Planning will take place in Athens, Greece, 24 and 25 November 2016. The conference is free of charge, but registration is required (s. contact).

The objective of this programme is to contribute to structuring existing knowledge and to developing innovative approaches on how to build more secure and safe cities. Studies have shown that there is a correlation between the structure and organization of urban space and crime: new criminological theory supports this point of view. The Justice and Home Affairs Council of the EU has underlined that crime prevention through design is a successful and effective strategy for crime prevention and needs to be supported. Despite this, new projects are being implemented all over Europe without considering safety criteria, creating urban areas where crime or fear of crime can make life difficult.

The Journal of Place Management and Development has dedicated a Special Issue (8.2) to the subject. You can read the editorial here (open access).

General information about the event, eg. location and hotels/restaurants recommendations can be found in the following link:

You can follow the aforementioned site to receive updates.


For more information and to register for the conference please contact Dr. Ares Kalandides, Institute of Place Management, Manchester Metropolitan University