Author Information

Maya McElwaineFollow

Is this project an undergraduate, graduate, or faculty project?

Undergraduate

individual

Authors' Class Standing

Maya McElwaine, Senior

Lead Presenter's Name

Maya McElwaine

Faculty Mentor Name

Dr. Emad Hamdeh

Abstract

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) is a 21st century approach to integrating various methods of crime-reducing physical and perceived security enhancement measures into a given environment. A taxonomy of CPTED measures was developed based on broader patterns identified by a guiding text in the field, 21st Century Security and CPTED (Atlas, 2008). This taxonomy was utilized as a rubric for field observations of CPTED instances in Dubai, U.A.E. Photographic record and 13 points of data were collected for each instance of CPTED over the course of 26 days, resulting in a matrix of over 700 data points. The data was then used to assess whether any correlation exists between the CPTED measures which are perceived as positively integrated with their surrounding built environments versus those which are perceived as poorly integrated with their built environments. Findings from this study suggest that CPTED measures which incorporate elements of greenery are perceived as more natural and seamlessly integrated with their built environments than those without greenery, despite both being artificially constructed

Did this research project receive funding support (Spark or Ignite Grants) from the Office of Undergraduate Research?

No

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Going Green: Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design In Dubai

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) is a 21st century approach to integrating various methods of crime-reducing physical and perceived security enhancement measures into a given environment. A taxonomy of CPTED measures was developed based on broader patterns identified by a guiding text in the field, 21st Century Security and CPTED (Atlas, 2008). This taxonomy was utilized as a rubric for field observations of CPTED instances in Dubai, U.A.E. Photographic record and 13 points of data were collected for each instance of CPTED over the course of 26 days, resulting in a matrix of over 700 data points. The data was then used to assess whether any correlation exists between the CPTED measures which are perceived as positively integrated with their surrounding built environments versus those which are perceived as poorly integrated with their built environments. Findings from this study suggest that CPTED measures which incorporate elements of greenery are perceived as more natural and seamlessly integrated with their built environments than those without greenery, despite both being artificially constructed