In order to have a safe city, residents and urban planning must do their part. Urban planning must research and understand what works in cities. According to Jacobs, in order to keep the environment safe the community must have certain elements. For example, sidewalks are extremely important when regarding safety. "Streets and sidewalks, the main public places of a city, are its most vital organs(29)." If sidewalks are used continuously, it decreases the likelihood of someone being harmed. Also allowing children to utilize sidewalks are important. Jacob says well used public spaces are the best defense against criminals.Sidewalk volume times into the next point, Eyes on the Streets. Neighbor awareness and accountability are important in a successful community. Business owners contribute greatly to neighborhood accountability. Jacob says business owners keep the community safe because they value their customers. During this presentation I'll discuss safety more in depth.