Center for Urban Research and Learning

Loyola University Chicago

Here you will find all of CURL's research projects and publications. 

Filtering by Category: Community Safety

Crime Prevention and Perceptions of Residential Safety: Survey of Low Income Housing Residents

(1998)

This report describes a collaborative project between the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) and the CURL.  The project, entitled Safety Enhanced Communities Utilizing Resident Endeavors (SECURE), was designed to evaluate the effectiveness of physical security improvements in affordable housing developments.

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Defensible Space Project: Deterring Crime and Building Community in Rogers Park

(1997)

The research for this report was carried out by teams of community residents and university students to expand the residents' knowledge and awareness of defensible space strategies; to develop recommendations to improve the community; and to enable the residents to use the recommendations and develop a plan of action that increases community safety.

The report can be used as a how-to manual for future defensible space projects.

Download Report Detensible Space Project: Deterring Crime and Building Community in Rogers Park

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