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Götborg, Daniel (2007) Trygghet och säkerhet i offentlig stadsmiljö. Other thesis, SLU.

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To thoroughly think with safety and security in mind is an important issue in planning of public city spaces. Spaces intended to be available to all inhabitants of a city should have a welcoming appearance. Unfortu-nately, this is not the situation in many pedestrian walkways, parks and such spaces, possibly due to lack in safety and security. This master thesis intend to examine questions at this issue – what makes you feel safe and what causes insecurity in public city spaces. The safety aspect treats the human psychological and sociological ways of perceiving her milieu and other humans in it, and how the physical shape of her surroundings can affect the sense of safety. The security aspect treats criminology and examines how the physical shape and contents of a public space can cause suitable moments for committing a crime, thus an increasing risk of being attacked. Conclusions from these theoretical studies are applied in three public spaces in Hässleholm. The spaces have a character of lack in safety and security and are for these reasons good examples of places where people feel unsafe or insecure. The spaces are of various types and purposes. The first one is a central located park – a meeting place. The second one is an underground pedestrian tunnel – a passageway. The third one is a peripheral bi-cycle/walkway – also a passageway. By planning and shaping the public city spaces with these aspects I mind, you should be able to give the city inhabitants increased availability and will to visit and use the mentioned spaces. In that way you can create a pleasant and attractive city.

Item Type: Thesis (Other)
Keywords: Safety, security, public, city, spaces, trygghet, säkerhet, offentlig, stadsmiljö
Subject (faculty): Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science > Dept. Landscape Architecture
Divisions: SLU > Faculty of Landscape Planning, Horticulture and Agricultural Science
Depositing User: Daniel Götborg
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2007
Last Modified: 18 Aug 2015 09:54
URI: http://ex-epsilon.slu.se/id/eprint/1937

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