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Title: Creating Safe Sidewalk for Crime Prevention: The Case of AMCE area, Addis Ababa
???metadata.dc.contributor.*???: Fisseha Wegayehu (PhD)
Rabira, Becho
Keywords: Crime;Sidewalk;Built environment;Safety
Issue Date: Sep-2016
Publisher: Addis Ababa University,EiABC
Abstract: Safety is one of the most critical factors affecting the quality of sidewalk. Sidewalk users reliably recognize their risks from crime to be significantly high, discouraging many from using sidewalk. Study aims to create safe sidewalk to prevent crime the case of AMCE area in Addis Ababa. Its analysis and propose was based on the primary and secondary data of the case study. The secondary data was collected from the concerned agencies and related references. However, primary data has been generated and analyzed with the help of surveys. The findings of the study illustrates that crime has significant correlation with the built environment along sidewalk and sidewalk. Physical design can shape human behavior for the better. Built environment along sidewalk and sidewalk have an impact on fear and crime influence wellbeing, particularly through restrictions on movement. Studies of the result show that the main causes of sidewalk safety problems included: low prospect, high refuge, high roundedness, lack different activities, low rise building height, lack of seating, lack mixed use, dense vegetation, lack of windows and door opening up onto a street. Safety is the basic necessity of urban development. Being able to walk in a safe sidewalk is of high value. Reducing crime and fear of crime can improve the quality of life. Good design of physical environment can reduce opportunities for criminal and develop feelings of safety. Studies show that changes of design of places, sidewalk, buildings and spaces can contribute in reducing crime. This study identify that crime prevention is largely achieved through applying lighting, activity, mixed use, way of finding, high rise building height ,closed circuit television, recreation area, open space and natural surveillance in ways that can reduce crime. The active involvement of community in spaces draws more “eyes on the street,” which in turn to prevent criminals. This paper concluded that good design can make crime more difficult to commute, increase the likelihood of detection of criminal activity and improve safety of sidewalk. The researcher recommends at any planning and design stage, every development has aspects of design that should be considered to reduce opportunities for crime. Urban planner ,Urban designer, Architect and local authority plays a role in shaping physical environment along sidewalk and sidewalk that are safe for people.
Description: A Thesis submitted to the Ethiopian Institute of Architecture, Building Construction, and City Development in Partial Fulfillment of Master of Science in Urban Design and Development
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/12008
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