Crime and environment

The City Comfort’s Blog has a post or two on crime and neighborhood design. Well that’s how my little non-design brain interpreted the postings. But City Comfort’s posting as well as something briefly mentioned at the Mt. Vernon Square meeting had me thinking about the Shaw envirnonment and crime.
It was such a big help when the city finally got around to trimming the trees on our block. I realized the difference when calling 311 about the everso present gang of kids, who mind you did not live on any of the adjoining blocks. From my 2nd floor window I could only see about a few doors down because of the tree branches, and couldn’t get a description of the hangerouts. After the trimming I could see further down the block and accurately tell the operator what was going on when I called later about a domestic dispute playing itself out.