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Defensible Space: Crime Prevention Through Urban Design

3.87  ·  Rating details ·  45 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Paperback, 264 pages
Published October 1st 1973 by MacMillan Publishing Company
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Michael Brady
Mar 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This is the book that ignited my appreciation for Crime Prevention through Environmental Design. These days you can have a free PDF of it by visiting http://www.huduser.org/publications/p...
Bianca
Jul 22, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: crime-theory
This is an interesting book that focuses on different features of housing projects in America and looks at their crime rate. They then discuss the features of each apartment block that accounts for their really high or comparatively low crime rate. This book promotes community cohesiveness and wants to reduce the fear that residents experience at home. These ideas are intriguing and again demonstrates that crime is a product of opportunity, when that situation is removed then crime also decrease ...more
Chris Roberts
Nov 16, 2011 rated it really liked it
This book will make you think differently about architecture. It is not designed for people that have architectural backgrounds, concepts are explained well enough for the layman. *Like me. The explanations about how to design safety into buildings has made me look at the buildings I enter every day in a new way. It also serves the purpose of helping to explain why some of the high crime rates in low income housing have come to be, and can change your perspective on those stories you may have he ...more
Michael
Mar 18, 2011 rated it really liked it
Good standards for urban residential design, if a bit dry!
Safwat
Jun 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: safwat
This book is very useful, particular for whose prepare MSC in Crime Prevention.
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