No Crime by Design? Crime Deterrence and Urban Design Reform in the USA after World War II

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Senior Projects Spring 2016

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Hall, Cason Leafe
Bard Digital Commons
Crime; Design; Public Housing; Architecture; Social Planning; Urban Studies; Urban, Community and Regional Planning
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This project connects three important periods in the development of design against crime in public housing, all building on one another and connected in their own ways. Tracing the discourse from the earliest approaches of policy-making following the Great Depression in the 1940s, development of the architecturally based Defensible Space theory in the 1970s, and finally the change in policing protocols called for Broken Windows theory in the 1990s, this project demonstrates that crime and public housing are inexorably linked, though are often times not viewed in conjunction with one another.