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Safer communities : strategic directions in urban planning

Melbourne Town Hall
10-11 September 1998

This conference was organised by the Australian Institute of Criminology in conjunction with the Victorian Community Council Against Violence.


This conference aimed to raise awareness of planners, developers, architects and property consultants, of violence and crime prevention and community safety principles. Topics covered include: developing and maintaining public safety strategies; the relationships between public and private space; designing in safety and designing out crime; and education, training and community awareness.

Conference papers

Keynote addresses

Crime prevention

Partnerships with community

Women and community safety

Use of public space

Networks for community safety

  • Integrating injury prevention and community safety
    Erin Cassell, Monash University, Victoria; and Hank Harberts, Latrobe Shire Council, Victoria (Presentation not available)

Best practice : strategic approaches

International keynote address

Best practice : implementation of community programs

Event management

Designing safety into CBDs

Planning and design

  • Crime, community, environment, art and design. A CEAD and CPTED preventive partnership
    Michele Saint-Yves, City of Onkaparinga Council, South Australia; and Margaret Worth, Worth Consulting, South Australia (Presentation not available)
  • Safe city car park project
    Clare Malone and Shane Power, City of Melbourne Council, Victoria
  • Strategic partnerships in crime prevention : City of Sydney and NSW Police Service
    Mandy Moore, City of Sydney Council; and Sgt David Darcy, New South Wales Police Service (Presentation not available)

Event management (2)

Educating for community safety