Spring 2024, VOL. 64, NO. 1 –

Planners and shapers of policies in the public interest find themselves at the nexus of a dynamic relationship between urban planning and public safety. For the first time, we invited contributions that explore this relationship and the multifaceted dimensions of public safety, transcending traditional boundaries, and delving into progressive and equitable approaches to urban planning. We are urged to consider safety not only as a regulatory requirement but as an integral part of creating sustainable, resilient, and equitable communities which support belonging. 

Smart Cities, Dumb Data: Data Integrity for Planning and Public Safety

  • Mohamed Ali

Trauma: Know It, Plan for It

  • Somia Sadiq and Paul Bell

Planning in the Wildfire Urban Interface: Ways to Mitigate Threats to Public Safety

  • Molly Harris

How the Lack of Safe Designs Enables Hate Crime Within Cities

  • Anika Abdullah and Yomna Serag Eldin

Downtown Revitalization: Safety As a Strategy

  • Rylan Graham

The 2023 Yellowknife Wildfire: A Planner’s View

  • Tatsuyuki Setta

Riskprofiler.ca: Canada’s First Publicly Available National Seismic Risk Assessment

  • Malaika Ulmi, Tiegan Hobbs, and Bill Brown

The Natural Disaster that Stimulated a Re-think of Public Safety in Toronto

  • Glenn Miller

Repurposing Streets: Has the Time Arrived for Bold Alternatives?

  • Christina DeMarco

Large Urban Parks Prove Critical for Our Cities’ Resilience

  • Laura Smith 

Also in this issue: 

  • Editor’s Note: Building Safer Spaces by Devin Husk
  • Fellows Corner by Leela Viswanathan and Eric Turcotte
  • Passings
  • Planner’s Bookshelf 
  • Book Review by Emilie K. Adin
  • Planning Research Digest