Defining and Redefining Public Safety with Hilary Rau

BY BETSY GARDNER • August 9, 2022

In this episode Professor Stephen Goldsmith and Hilary Rau, Vice President of Policy and Community Engagement at the Center for Policing Equity, discuss what public safety means, how and why it's being redefined, and the role of data in reducing harm while improving quality of life. Rau also outlines the ways that community safety and trust can be enhanced through infrastructure and public health measures while decreasing surveillance and trauma. 

Listen below, or wherever you get your podcasts, to learn more. Transcript available here.

About the Author

Betsy Gardner

Betsy Gardner is the editor of Data-Smart City Solutions and the producer of the Data-Smart City Pod. Prior to joining the Ash Center, Betsy worked in a variety of roles in higher education, focusing on deconstructing racial and gender inequality through research, writing, and facilitation. She also researched government spending and transparency at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. Betsy holds a master’s degree in Urban and Regional Policy from Northeastern University, a bachelor’s degree in Art History from Boston University, and a graduate certificate in Digital Storytelling from the Harvard Extension School.