Are liveable neighbourhoods safer neighbourhoods? Testing the rhetoric on new urbanism and safety from crime in Perth, Western Australia
Sarah Foster, Paula Hooper, Matthew Knuiman, Fiona Bull, Billie Giles-Corti
SOCIAL SCIENCE & MEDICINE | PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD | Published : 2016
New urbanism advocates for the design of the compact, pedestrian-friendly, mixed-use developments thought to promote walking. New urbanist proponents also claim their developments incur other social and wellbeing benefits, including enhanced safety from crime; however there is limited empirical evidence supporting this. We tested the premise that new urbanism inhibits crime by examining the relationship between compliance with a planning policy based on new urbanism and: (1) residents' reports of victimisation; and (2) objective crime measures. RESIDE Participants (n = 603) who had lived in their new developments for 36 months completed a questionnaire that included items on their experience..View full abstract
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Awarded by Western Australian Health Promotion Foundation (Healthway)
Awarded by Australian Research Council (ARC)
Awarded by Australian National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Capacity Building Grant
Awarded by Healthway Health Promotion Research Fellowship
Awarded by NHRMC CRE in Healthy Liveable Communities
Awarded by NHMRC Principal Research Fellowship
RESIDE was funded by grants from the Western Australian Health Promotion Foundation (Healthway) (#11828), the Australian Research Council (ARC) (#LP0455453) and supported by an Australian National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Capacity Building Grant (#458688). The first author is supported by a Healthway Health Promotion Research Fellowship (#21363); the second author by a NHRMC CRE in Healthy Liveable Communities postdoctoral fellowship (#1061404); and the last author by a NHMRC Principal Research Fellowship (#1004900). Nick Middleton, Sharyn Hickey, Bridget Beasley and Dr Bryan Boruff are gratefully acknowledged for their assistance and advice in the development of the GIS measures in this study, and The Western Australian Land Information Authority ((c) 2003), Western Australian Department of Planning for provided the core spatial data. Crime locations were supplied courtesy of the Western Australia Police.