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EXPLORE THE URBAN ENVIRONMENT

This mission is all about getting out in the world and making observations about the people and places in our communities.

This mission is all about getting out in the world and making observations about the people and places in our communities. Grab some friends and head out into the world! Try taking pictures of architecture, public spaces, lighting and transportation hubs, and make note of how they affect neighbourhood safety. Even better – head to a second place you are less familiar with and watch how people interact with their environment and with each other. Be sure to take notes, or if you feel creative draw sketches or take pictures to call attention to any differences or similarities you see between the two locations.

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Women are often portrayed in different media as objects looking to be admired as well as the "lesser sex" to men. Too often are women degradated by both men and women in media sources, which are then transferred through the eyes and ears of youth and

Women are often portrayed in different media as objects looking to be admired as well as the "lesser sex" to men. Too often are women degradated by both men and women in media sources, which are then transferred through the eyes and ears of youth and

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"I have heard many judges express frustration that there is no safe place to send these girls. They cannot necessarily be returned to foster care or their families because their home life is often perilous and they might run away again. Nor can they

"I have heard many judges express frustration that there is no safe place to send these girls. They cannot necessarily be returned to foster care or their families because their home life is often perilous and they might run away again. Nor can they

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In my research, I came across the Hollaback organization which aims to end street harassment. There was a plethora of research in developed and developing nations on what constitutes street harassment, who tends to experience it and how often. Intern

In my research, I came across the Hollaback organization which aims to end street harassment. There was a plethora of research in developed and developing nations on what constitutes street harassment, who tends to experience it and how often. Intern

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Would this type of activities create empowerment and safety?

While yarn installations – called yarn bombs or yarnstorms – may last for years, they are considered non-permanent, and, unlike other forms of graffiti, can be easily removed if necessar

Would this type of activities create empowerment and safety? While yarn installations – called yarn bombs or yarnstorms – may last for years, they are considered non-permanent, and, unlike other forms of graffiti, can be easily removed if necessar

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What if communities identified unsafe public spaces to re-appropriate them and transform them into safer ones? This is what a group of women in Argentina did in a square in the neighborhood Barrio Hipotecario.

What if communities identified unsafe public spaces to re-appropriate them and transform them into safer ones? This is what a group of women in Argentina did in a square in the neighborhood Barrio Hipotecario.

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Saroj lives at RK Puram . RK Puram is an enclave built by the government in the 1970’s to house individuals with leprosy. 90 men, 40 women and 20 children share ten public toilets – five for women and five for men.

Saroj has a boy and a girl. We m

Saroj lives at RK Puram . RK Puram is an enclave built by the government in the 1970’s to house individuals with leprosy. 90 men, 40 women and 20 children share ten public toilets – five for women and five for men. Saroj has a boy and a girl. We m

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​We met Harbai in the middle of South East Delhi. Harbai lives in a trash bag-made tent with three of her children and husband. She and a few others were allowed by their employer to set up their housing nearby the sewage pipes they work at. Unfortun

​We met Harbai in the middle of South East Delhi. Harbai lives in a trash bag-made tent with three of her children and husband. She and a few others were allowed by their employer to set up their housing nearby the sewage pipes they work at. Unfortun

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Talking to women I asked them for one easy step that would make them feel safer and quite a few mentioned eliminating public drinking. Probing further public drinking is a sign that the beat constable is corrupt and not doing his/her job. It is just

Talking to women I asked them for one easy step that would make them feel safer and quite a few mentioned eliminating public drinking. Probing further public drinking is a sign that the beat constable is corrupt and not doing his/her job. It is just

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I remember when women (in the US) were encouraged to wear whistles around their necks for their safety. Can we improve on the concept of the low-fi personal alarm?

I remember when women (in the US) were encouraged to wear whistles around their necks for their safety. Can we improve on the concept of the low-fi personal alarm?

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Communities have large amounts of empty buildings with no businesses.  I believe there is a simple solution to making cities more alive, and safe by utilizing these empty spaces.

Communities have large amounts of empty buildings with no businesses. I believe there is a simple solution to making cities more alive, and safe by utilizing these empty spaces.

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Global populations are urbanizing fast, in sub Saharan Africa urbanisation is playing its toll on the food systems. High food prices due to demand and supply complexs associated with the region have hatched challenges that are within themselves entre

Global populations are urbanizing fast, in sub Saharan Africa urbanisation is playing its toll on the food systems. High food prices due to demand and supply complexs associated with the region have hatched challenges that are within themselves entre

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Although many low income women and girls live in urban areas, it does not mean they can easily commute to different parts of the city. They are often living on the outer edge of urban communities where travelling to central areas will require multip

Although many low income women and girls live in urban areas, it does not mean they can easily commute to different parts of the city. They are often living on the outer edge of urban communities where travelling to central areas will require multip

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Google recently acquired Uber for $258 million. Uber is a transportation start-up based in San Francisco that offers services via nicer-than-taxicab service. Uber, which is a mobile app on iPhone and Android phones, should have an option for women to

Google recently acquired Uber for $258 million. Uber is a transportation start-up based in San Francisco that offers services via nicer-than-taxicab service. Uber, which is a mobile app on iPhone and Android phones, should have an option for women to

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I worked in this low income, inner city  neighborhood for 6 years as a high school teacher.  Students were forced to walk several miles or take public buses home. The bus stop is dangerous  but the only option for students from the surrounding 4 scho

I worked in this low income, inner city neighborhood for 6 years as a high school teacher. Students were forced to walk several miles or take public buses home. The bus stop is dangerous but the only option for students from the surrounding 4 scho

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http://www.thecommunityguide.org/social/soc-AJPM-evrev-housing.pdf

The article referenced above keys in on affordable housing and how the lack of it contributes to an unsafe environment for families.

http://www.thecommunityguide.org/social/soc-AJPM-evrev-housing.pdf The article referenced above keys in on affordable housing and how the lack of it contributes to an unsafe environment for families.

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