Crime Prevention through Environmental Design in New South Wales


[2016] Crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED) involves the manipulation of the built environment to reduce crime risks. The introduction of the Crime prevention and the assessment of development applications: Guidelines under section 79c of the Environmental Planning and Assessment Act 1979 (S79c Guidelines) stimulated work in this area in New South Wales in April 2001. See also [2001] Crime prevention and the assessment of development applications. While the S79c Guidelines have never been formally evaluated, a growing body of research projects have been conducted that shed some light on contemporary CPTED practice in New South Wales. Taken together, the findings arising from this research suggest that there has been an increased acknowledgement of CPTED in planning circles but there have been numerous implementation challenges. What's new....

Clancey, G., Fisher, D. Crime prevention through environmental design in New South Wales. In: Australian Planner, 53(2), 73-82. 2016

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