Vania Ceccato is Professor at the Department of Urban Planning and Environment, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, Sweden. She is the author of several books, including Moving Safely: Crime and Perceived Safety in Stockholm's Subway Stations, and co-editor of Safety and Security in Transit Environments: An Interdisciplinary Approach. Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris is Professor of Urban Planning and Associate Dean of the Luskin School of Public Affairs at UCLA. She is the author or editor of eight books, the most recent of which are: Informal American City, Transit-Oriented Displacement or Community Dividends?, New Companion to Urban Design, and Urban Humanities.
This is a pioneering book that contributes to the understanding of power and sexual harassment overall. It visualizes the right to mobility and to safe spaces as crucial for work, education and participation in public life. -Prof Anna Wahl, Gender, organization and management, KTH, Stockholm, Sweden A much-needed source of literature that addresses an overlooked issue systematically on global scale. As indeed, this is not a women's issue , but a fair and standard urban and transport planning issue, an everyday mobility need, an essential service provision issue, a common sense, and simply a basic human right to be able to travel and do his/her activity safely and freely. A good reference for everyone who wishes to provide an inclusive, seamless, door-to-door journey, for everybody. -Prof Yusak Susilo, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), Vienna, Austria This book comprehensively focuses on the horrendous impact of sexual harassment and assault in public transport on women students worldwide, highlighting an innovative set of parallel studies which reveal how much fear for their personal security affects the lives of these students and how little public officials have done to respond. -Prof Sandi Rosenbloom, Community and Regional Planning, The University of Texas at Austin, USA The book is the product of critical reflection on current transit crime and sexual violence globally in both the Global North and Global South. Each piece seeks to characterize the dynamics of transit crime, in particular, sexual harassment and violence, from the perspective of those who are most targeted by these offences, namely young people and women. Focus is given to the relationship between safety and the types of environments that individuals are exposed to when they travel, which means that the book adopts a whole journey approach to safety. -Juma Assiago, Head, Safer Cities programme, UN-HABITAT