Traditional approaches to public safety focus on fire protection, emergency-medical services and law enforcement. In this analysis, safety highlights public-health aspects that directly relate to aspects of the built environment, specifically addressing safety by reducing transportation-related crashes (i.e., reducing crashes between vehicle and vehicle or bike/pedestrian and vehicle), crime and overall violence. Because of its wide range of topics, safety can also be linked to health issues of physical activity, social capital and mental health.

Health and Place Initiative (HAPI) Materials

Safety, Health, and Place [PDF]

External Resources

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