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Title: Design Guidelines for Creating Defensible Space
Author(s): O Newman
Date Published: 1976
Page Count: 234
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Type: Report (Technical Assistance)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This manual was prepared for architects, developers, housing agencies, and community groups to demonstrate how the problems of residential security can be addressed n the initial planning and design stages; the manual presents alternative plans and designs for housing that can be built at costs equivalent to and in some cases lower than existing housing.
Abstract: The text examines how social, physical, managerial, and economic factors combine to produce secure housing. It also examines security hardware requirements and building and site plan configurations that produce the most effective and economical use of security personnel. The discussion also focuses on how the physical form of housing developments, when addressed to the needs and lifestyles of particular types of residents, gives each group natural and continuing control of its living area. The purpose of defensible space design is to enable residents to become the critical force in providing their own security. The guidelines are addressed to the needs of all income groups and all types of housing. Figures, illustrations, photographs, chapter notes, and appended information on costs, construction materials and methods, and specific aspects of design
Main Term(s): Crime prevention planning
Index Term(s): Architectural design; Criminology; Defensible space; Human factors engineering; Residential security
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