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Security and urbanspace: implications of the morphology of urban public space in residential neighbourhoods on opportunistic crimes

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dc.contributor.author Jayasekara, N
dc.date.accessioned 2014-07-04T11:56:54Z
dc.date.available 2014-07-04T11:56:54Z
dc.date.issued 2014-07-04
dc.identifier.uri http://dl.lib.mrt.ac.lk/handle/123/10186
dc.description.abstract "Urban space" in an urban situation is extremely important .As urban space is the bond that keeps the elements of urbanscape together. The urban space is a 'live' space that becomes thebreathing space to urban dwellers. Due to the rapid growth of population the resulting urban sprawl and urbanisation has reduced man's personalspace to an alarming extent. A large 'personal space' induced a sense of security in man, which can be greatly reduced, with the reduction of its area. The problem of contemporary security, which stems from the excessive increase in urban crime, has its roots in sociological changes that followed urbanisation. In early communities, which were mostly based on the extended family systems,all its members knew one -another thus preventing any anti communal activity that could be rise form within. As urbanisation attracted people from rural areas into densely packed city centres; the early social bonds were fractured. Cities become places where a large numbers of strangers lived inconsiderate and indifferent to each other. This lack of community sprit and the anonymity thatresulted not only in generating an insecure feeling among inhabitants but provided ample opportunities for antisocial activities. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject ARCHITECTURE-Thesis ; TOWN PLANNING: RESIDENTIAL AREAS, NEIGHBOURHOOD UNITS ; HOUSING: SAFETY en_US
dc.title Security and urbanspace: implications of the morphology of urban public space in residential neighbourhoods on opportunistic crimes en_US
dc.type Thesis-Abstract en_US
dc.identifier.faculty Architecture en_US
dc.identifier.degree M.Sc. en_US
dc.identifier.department Department of Architecture en_US
dc.date.accept 2001
dc.identifier.accno 76192 en_US


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