safety, crime, design

Security versus Safety: A New Look

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Issue number
Volume 35 – Number 3
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Guest editors: Rachel Armitage and Lorraine Gamman
08 Apr 2014
Sustainable communities are those which are safe and secure, and where people want to live. Minimizing carbon emissions is crucial, but not at the expense of preventing crime and the fear of crime. In this issue of Built Environment Rachel Armitage and Lorraine Gamman and their contributors introduce the issues of sustainability and crime reduction and ask whether there are tensions between the aims of the two agendas 
– sustainability and security – or can the two be mutually reinforcing.


  • Security via Sustainability: A New Look
    Rachel Armitage, University of Huddersfield and Lorraine Gamman, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London
  • An Overarching Framework for Sustainability 
    Deborah Fox, Surrey County Council
  • Reconciling Security with Sustainability: The Challenge for Eco-Homes 
    Rachel Armitage and Leanne Monchuk, University of Huddersfield
  • Crime Prevention, the Planning System, and Sustainable Development: Addressing Policy Challenges in English Practice
    Ted Kitchen, Sheffield Hallam University
  • Accessibility, Urban Design and the Whole Journey Environment
    Graeme Evans, London Metropolitan University
  • Manipulating Permeability as a Process for Controlling Crime: Balancing Security and Sustainability in Local Contexts
    Paul Cozens and Terence Love, Curtin University, Perth
  • SafeGrowth: Moving Forward in Neighbourhood Development 
    Gregory Saville, Alternation Consulting and University of Calgary
  • Less is More: What Design Against Crime Can Contribute to Sustainability 
    Lorraine Gamman and Adam Thorpe, Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design