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Help Us to Design Safer Cities! Join in the Debate at Johannesburg 2013!

As part of the Metropolis Annual Meeting “Caring Cities”, Johannesburg will host two sessions structured around the issue of “Safe Cities”, designed to create discussion on this topic, bring ideas to the table and share experiences. The sessions will be led by the UN-Habitat's Global Safer Cities Network (GSCN), which will provide a practical focus, while the Metropolis International Women's Network will add a valuable gender perspective. Find out when the sessions will be held by consulting the General Program.

Additionally, 3 technical visits will be organised, with a strategic focus that will aid attendees learn about the progress the city of Johannesburg has made in safety and urban governance in the center of the city, in Soweto, and the social benefits achieved by including citizens in urban transformation projects through the award-winning new Project Xtreme Park Makeover.

More than 30 cities have already registered. Are you going to miss out? Register Now for free! Your participation is important to help put cities on a more humane path for the future.

While the number of cities continues to grow, inequality and risks that are universally shared on various levels are on the rise in large and small cities alike.

Between 2002 and 2007, approximately 60% of the inhabitants of cities in developing nations said they had been the victim of some form of violence. Many were women and young people. This forces us to ask the following:

Is it possible to design safer cities considering that over half of the world’s population now lives in a city?

All this and much more in Johannesburg! We’ll be waiting for you!

board of directors
Global Network of Safer Cities