Safety in "The city of brothery love"

Safety can make the city of Philadelphia a better place by creating a lively environment, bringing peace to communities and keeping crime rates low. As a community everybody has to understand boundaries. People form boundaries by identifying what is private and what is public. For example, Jacobs demonstrates to readers how sidewalks and driveways are different but both contribute to safety within the community. Sidewalks are considered as public domain while a driveway is private property. People are held accountable for keeping their areas safe and to do so you have to be aware of your surroundings. Businesses contribute because they result in continuous activity  where people can watch what goes on around them. "People must take a modicum of public responsibility for each other even if they have no ties to each other." (Jacobs,82) Parks are not utilized correctly and they deprive the community from the potential of becoming a better place.

Small blocks helps the community keep close eyes on everything going on. People rather walk down a block that is short rather than a long one and it offers better navigation
When multiple people share a space it can draw a city apart.Homes like these are designed like this to influence the people to take care of their home because of the quality.The area then becomes safe
Businesses create an environment where they are able to keep an eye on the community to prevent crime
Children playing on the streets is the best way to prevent crime and they're the most secure areas. Criminals always avoid these areas resulting in a safe environment
Sidewalks are a place where complete strangers come in contact with one another. "The presence of people is what makes a neighborhood safe." (Jacobs,1961)
Residents have clear views and are able to observe the public surroundings from the privacy of their own homes to prevent crime.
"When a street looks interesting a city looks interesting; if they look dull, the city looks dull."(Jacobs, p.29) This causes attraction and and people tend to feel safe where all the action occurs.
Communal living can create conflict in one's neighborhood because it creates instability and diversity is destroyed because people move out fast
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