New research on crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED) dovetails with previous findings. (For related information, see https://researchdesignconnections.com/pub/how-can-design-help-prevent-crime.) Mennis and Wolfe found that in cities “vegetation, when well-maintained, can lower the rates of certain types of crime, such as aggravated assault, robbery and burglary. . . . the presence of grass, trees and shrubs is associated with lower crime rates in Philadelphia . . .
As spring plantings and trimmings begin, Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) becomes especially topical.
Fitzgerald and Danner summarize some of the ways that our evolutionary past should influence current office design; a topic that is discussed regularly here (for example, https://researchdesignconnections.com/pub/arguments-biophilic-architecture).
Several features of the garden are worth review.
What role should plants play in Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)?
Bringslimark and her colleagues set out to learn if office workers without window views from their regular work positions compensate by adding potted plants and pictures of nature to their workspaces.
As snow covers most of North America, and office workers’ views of nearby nature are shrouded under a thick white blanket, thoughts turn to potted plants in offices.
During a recent study, addition of new plants in indoor common areas at a residential rehabilitation center improved the self-perceived well-being of pulmonary patients.
That ivy may be destroying the façade of your home, but it’s doing all sorts of good things for your neighbors psychologically.
Recent research highlights attributes of workplaces that enhance worker performance.