Permeability and reducing crime


Recent crime research challenges  the assumptions of sustainability agenda and planning policies to promote compact, high-density, mixed-used residential developments in walkable and permeable street networks close to public transport.

Secondary aims are to encourage walking and the use of public transport and to reduce car-use, energy use, pollution, congestion and urban sprawl.

Although permeability is assumed to represent a positive built environment feature which reduces crime by promoting more ‘eyes on the street’, a significant body of research in the field of environmental criminology challenges these assumptions.

Crime research indicates higher levels of crime in such permeable, walkable new-urban mixed usebnareas have .

https://espace.curtin.edu.au/bitstream/handle/20.500.11937/21349/148689_CozensLove-BUILT-ENVIRONMENT-Prepublication.pdf?sequence=2&isAllowed=y


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