This booklet examines the phenomenon of city worry - the expanding nervousness over crime and violence in Western towns regardless of their excessive defense - as a way to constructing a accomplished, serious, exploratory idea of worry, area, and concrete making plans that unravels the paradoxes in their mutual relatives. via focusing specifically at the southern eu towns of Palermo and Lisbon, the publication additionally goals to extend upon contemporary experiences on city geopolitics, enriching them from the point of view of standard, instead of international, towns. Readers will locate enlightening research of the ways that city worry is (re)produced, together with through misinformative discourses on defense and worry and the political building of otherness as a method of exclusion. The spatialization of worry, e.g., via fortification, privatization, and fragmentation, is explored, and the ways that city making plans is trained via and has in flip been shaping city worry are investigated. A concluding bankruptcy considers divergent strength futures and makes a choice for motion. The publication will entice all with an curiosity in no matter if, and to what volume, the creation of 'fearscapes', the modern landscapes of worry, constitutes an emergent city political financial system.