GLOBAL: migration to urban areas improves the living standards, health and financial prosperity of the citizens. Nevertheless, it brings challenges to a city's infrastructure, resources, security procedures and emergency response systems. Meeting these challenges is critical to the success of cities. The safe city concept has been developed to help government stakeholders and police departments assuage these demands. One way to do this is having communities who are resilient. This is because resilient communities minimize any disaster's disruption to everyday life and their local economies. Resilient communities are not only prepared to help prevent or minimize the loss or damage to life, property and the environment, but they also can quickly return people to work, reopen businesses and restore other essential services needed for a full and timely economic recovery. Therefore, this book intends to provide a clear understanding of safe cities as well as investigate the strategies in enhancing safe cities. We need to be proactive in recognizing the approach in maintaining safe cities and its implications if such strategies were not met due to radical changes ahead. Addressing these issues will call for the kind of foresight when dealing with the emergence of diversity of population in big cities and the importance of having a resilient community. This is in line with the initiatives enforced by the Government of Malaysia (GEM) in realizing 17 Sustainable Development goals which will inevitably lead to the enhancement of social well-being and significant improvement in the quality of life in Malaysia.
SITI RASIDAH MD SAKIP is a senior lecturer in UiTM. She graduated with PhD in Crime and the Environment in 2012 and MSc in Science Landscape Architecture in 2002. She was received Bachelor's degree of Science Housing, Building & Planning (Interior Design) in 2000 from USM. Lecturing experience in UiTM, Perak Branch for 17 years in the Department of Landscape Architecture. She was awarded as a research trek in UiTM from 2015 to 2019. She received few grants from the MOE in the areas of crime and the environment and safe cities. She is head of Research Interest Group (RIG) Green Safe Cities (GreSAFE) under Community of Research of Green Sustainable & Technology Development (GTSD), Institute of Research Management & Innovation (IRMI) UiTM. Current research interests in CPTED, safe cities, landscape architecture and green development.
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