Title A Study on Crime Prevention through Environmental Design to Create a Safe Environment for Childcare in Urban Low-rise Residential Areas
Authors 이효창(Lee, Hyo-Chang) ; 하미경(Ha, Mi-Kyoung)
DOI https://doi.org/10.5659/JAIK.2022.38.6.99
Page pp.99-108
ISSN 2733-6247
Keywords Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design; Childcare Environment; Low-rise Residential Area
Abstract It is necessary to apply crime prevention environmental design through improvement of the physical environment to relieve crime and fear of crime by children for the purpose of creating a safe childcare environment for urban low-rise residential area. This study proposes a plan for urban low-rise residential areas that factor such environmental characteristics and to support childcare by offering improvement measures for a safer space. A literature review was analyzed, and a survey conducted on 366 parents. The analysis results of this research indicated that expanding and designating various child protection zones in urban low-rise residential areas is essential to enable safer walking conditions, safeguard playgrounds and create more activities for children. Improving the walking environment is needed considering these spaces are frequently used by children. Safeguarding playgrounds to better monitor children’s activities, control access to criminals, and strengthen territoriality around them would contribute to a more secure space. Lastly, strengthening various local activities for the public and its residents would also significantly help to foster a safer environment in preventing crime towards children.