A Study on Crime Prevention through Environmental Design to Create a Safe Environment for Childcare in Urban Low-rise Residential Areas

Hyo Chang Lee, Mi Kyoung Ha

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Abstract

It is necessary to apply crime prevention environmental design through improvement of the physical environment to relieve crime and fear of crime by children for the purpose of creating a safe childcare environment for urban low-rise residential area. This study proposes a plan for urban low-rise residential areas that factor such environmental characteristics and to support childcare by offering improvement measures for a safer space. A literature review was analyzed, and a survey conducted on 366 parents. The analysis results of this research indicated that expanding and designating various child protection zones in urban low-rise residential areas is essential to enable safer walking conditions, safeguard playgrounds and create more activities for children. Improving the walking environment is needed considering these spaces are frequently used by children. Safeguarding playgrounds to better monitor children’s activities, control access to criminals, and strengthen territoriality around them would contribute to a more secure space. Lastly, strengthening various local activities for the public and its residents would also significantly help to foster a safer environment in preventing crime towards children.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-108
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of the Architectural Institute of Korea
Volume38
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Jun

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© 2022 Architectural Institute of Korea.

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)

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