Violence Prevention through Urban Upgrading
Live stream: 23 June 2017
Recording of the live stream available!
When large population groups in cities are afflicted by malnutrition, impoverishment, social exclusion and discrimination, ill health and poor housing conditions as well as restricted access to land and basic infrastructure, increasing levels of criminal violence, lack of safety and general fear in the use of public space are often observed. In some cases, crime is reaching epidemic rates in rapidly urbanising environments.
Causes for violence are multifaceted and require differentiated responses. However, poverty-oriented and participatory urban development projects can make an important contribution to overcoming the culture of violence resulting from a lack of perspective particularly for poor adolescents of large cities.
In this webinar an in-depth case study of the situation in Khayelithsa, Cape Town was presented and discussed.
Expert: Udo Lange, Project manager at the AHT Group AG
Webinar language: Englisch