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Walking with Park - Designing against Crime in Cities

Author: Adam Thorpe and Lorraine Gamman
Published Date: 7 August 2013

Walking with Park: Exploring the ‘reframing’ and integration of CPTED principles in neighbourhood regeneration in Seoul, South Korea.

Adam Thorpe (70%), Reader in Socially Responsive Design and Co-Director of the Design Against Crime Research Centre, University of the Arts London.

Lorraine Gamman (30%), Professor of Design Against Crime and Director of the Design Against Crime Research Centre, University of the Arts London.

Abstract

This paper offers a case study of a crime prevention initiative delivered in a neighbourhood of Seoul in South Korea, led by the Design Policy Department of Seoul Metropolitan Government and catalysed by the Mayor of Seoul, Park Won Soon. Here CPTED principles have been implemented via an asset-oriented approach that integrates multiple social drivers (i.e. needs and goals) within solutions to crime problems. These solutions have been developed and implemented with and by communities rather than for them. The paper considers the similarities between the second generation CPTED approach and design for social innovation and sustainability and explores the possibility of a third generation CPTED which ‘reframes’ crime problems drawing upon ‘design thinking’ to deliver an integrated address to multiple social drivers that realises CPTED outcomes without being CPTED led.

The full paper is available via Palgrave (and is free to view for 30 days from 21/08/13)