Remaking Minnie Street: The impacts of urban revitalization on crime and pedestrian safety

Day, K., Anderson, C. L., Powe, M., McMillan, T., & D. Winn.
Journal of Planning Education and Research, 26: 315–331

Urban design is frequently identified as a tool to reduce crime and improve traffic safety in urban neighborhoods. In this “before” and “after” evaluation, we assess a major urban revitalization in the Minnie Street neighborhood in Santa Ana, California, in terms of its impacts on crime and pedestrian safety. Conclusions suggest that urban design can help to improve crime and traffic safety in poor urban neighborhoods but that other factors must also be considered.

Wagner Faculty