What role should plants play in Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED)?
Increase Security-Safely/Perceived Security-Safety
How can store layout and features decrease shoplifting? How can neighbors make their neighborhoods safer?
What sorts of street designs are linked to higher levels of pedestrian safety?
Spending too much time sitting (which is “distinct from lack of physical activity”) is now being formally recognized as dangerous to health.
The fact that people talking on cell phones are distracted and do silly and sometimes dangerous things isn’t news.
Well-informed designers know that children do not respond to spaces simply as short adults, and researchers have been carefully investigating walking to school, daylight preferences, and traffic crossing dangers for children.
Observing FIFA soccer penalty-shootouts, scientists have collected information that will be useful for people planning for human responses in emergency situations - this would, for example, include evacuations from buildings.
Changes in dwelling type affect wellbeing through, for example, increased control, privacy and sociability.
Badger reviews research related to the planning of suburban communities, and shares that information with readers outside the design world.
Price-Spratien and Santoro’s work reaffirms the negative consequences of neighborhood incivilities.