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Title: Design for Safe Neighborhoods: The Environmental Security Planning and Design Process
Author(s): R A Gardiner
Corporate Author: US Dept of Justice
National Institute of Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice
United States of America

US Dept of Housing and Urban Development
Office of Policy Development and Research
United States of America
Date Published: 1978
Page Count: 93
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Document: PDF
Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This document outlines a comprehensive approach to environmental security (E/S) which relates the design of neighborhoods to the prevention of crime.
Abstract: Following an overview of the escalation of neighborhood crime, the report provides an historical overview of E/S, focusing on the concepts of urban village, urban fortress, and defensible space. Because of the relationship between crime and the physical environment, E/S allows neighborhoods to reorganize themselves in order to reduce competition, conflict, and the opportunity for crime and to allow residents to control and develop a sense of responsibility for their neighborhood. The E/S technical planning process consists of several phases: target area selection, data collection and mapping, data analysis, identification of crime-environment problems, alternative E/S solutions and strategies, implementation, and evaluation. The report uses case studies from four cities to illustrate the E/S concept.
Main Term(s): Crime prevention planning
Index Term(s): Criminology; Environmental design; Urban planning
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