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Authors: AU WING YEE
Keywords: Real Estate
Zhu Jieming
2012/2013 RE
Crime prevention
Issue Date: 15-Apr-2013
Citation: AU WING YEE (2013-04-15). CRIME PREVENTION AND URBAN PLANNING. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: This dissertation looks in the impact of urban planning on crime prevention and detection in public housing estate in Singapore. As some elements of crime prevention through urban design is incorporated in the design newer housing estates, the research is undertaken to find out relevant spatial designs which have positive impact on crime prevention and detection on the residents’ part. Sengkang NewTown (SNT) and Hougang Housing Estate (HHE) are carefully selected for analysis, the research is based on site investigations and interviews. Chapter Four goes into spatial analysis for the two estates. It analyses household density, secondary territory, public space and demographic of the two estates. Both estate s have similar demographics but HHE has a slightly higher household density than SNT. The elements of crime prevention through urban planning are more prevalent in SNT than HHE. Some main findings are summarized as follows: • Clear delineation of boundary enables residents to easily differentiate strangers and neighbours. • The amount of natural surveillance by residents increases when their buildings faces common areas. • The design of pathways to pass through common areas increases the amount of natural surveillance from users • There is a higher perception of safety in less isolated areas. • There is higher perception of safety in common areas with open views which allows users to see and be seen.
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