Profile of Mrs Lauren Ugur International School of Management, Frankfurt

Lauren Ugur

I am a South African born urban development planner and management specialist. I completed my PhD in 2014 at the Technische Universit├Ąt Darmstadt and currently hold a junior professorship at the Frankfurt International School of Management.

General research interests

My general research interests include the broad topics of:
Urban upgrading/regeneration
Fragile social systems
Violence and crime prevention/urban safety and security
Tourism and Event-led urban development strategies

PhD/Postdoctoral Research Title

Beyond the Pilot Project: Towards broad-based integrated violence prevention

PhD Abstract

My PhD research focuses on the issue of violent crime prevention in South Africa's townships. International best practices are employed with little adaptation to the local context and the inability to transfer positive results within local policy frameworks is hypothesised to limit transferability of project successes thus hindering the ability of cities/planners to more adequately address the issue of violent crime as one of the main barriers to inclusive urban development.

Latest deposited documents

Registration Form - Resilience Meeting 2013 image
Registration Form - Resilience Meeting 2013 (October 2012)

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Abstract submission YA Meeting on Resilience, 2013: Sustainable urban neighbourhood development and the complexity of crime prevention in Cape Town's urban periphery image
Abstract submission YA Meeting on Resilience, 2013: Sustainable urban neighbourhood development and the complexity of crime prevention in Cape Town's urban periphery (October 2012)

Reduced Abstract:This paper draws on continuing doctoral research in seeking to address some pertinent questions related to post-apartheid urban...