By Paul Stollard, Paul. Stollard
This ebook presents particular tips for architects, planners, and housing managers on designing to discourage crime. whereas each property and neighbourhood has diverse difficulties which require detailed strategies, the method which results in the ideas would be the same.
This e-book offers particular information for architects, planners, and housing managers on designing to discourage crime. whereas each property and neighbourhood has diversified difficulties which require certain suggestions, the method which results in the recommendations may be the same.
The first 3 chapters assessment a few of the theories of crime prevention via layout, and summary from them a chain of six key ideas that are utilized to all housing tasks. the remainder 5 chapters define the sensible software of those ideas within the evaluate, layout and building processes.
The textual content of this publication has been compiled and up-to-date from academic programs produced through the Institute of complicated Architectural experiences and the secure Neighbourhoods Unit. those have been Safe as Houses (1988) and Safer Neighbourhoods (1989). video clips produced as a part of these academic programs can be found to be used with this book.
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Ealing Council introduced a card-operated electronic roll-over gate control access system, improved the fabric and rented the garages in 1982. They have been fully used since then, with few incidents of theft or damage. 4 EXTERNAL LIGHTING Research in this country and America suggests that in certain circumstances improved external lighting can help to reduce crime levels and lessen the fear of crime. Effective lighting increases the potential offenders’ feeling of exposure and improves the chances of identification and detection.
Such informal policing is an essential element of any successful crime prevention scheme, for example Neighbourhood Watch. It seems a waste to design to enable people to supervise their neighbourhood if they do nothing with the information they are given. Both education, so that people recognize what they see and are not blinded by outdated prejudices, and informal gathering points for the dissemination of information could be encouraged, supporting the idea of the collaborative approach to security which is discussed later in this chapter.
There are four point blocks, each 15 storeys high, providing 85 one-, two-, and three-bedroom flats, with workshops, communal areas and ground level stores, some maisonettes, 12 shops, covered walkways and open grassed play areas. In all, the estate provided 900 new homes and the early tenants were happy, enjoying the modern facilities and splendid views. In the early 1970s things started to go wrong. The original families moved out to larger accommodation, and were replaced by less stable tenants; the place became, in the words of one resident, like a ‘transit camp’.