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Environmental security planning : an application to the Longwood Medical Area

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dc.contributor.advisor Gary A. Hack. en_US
dc.contributor.author Garmaise, Miriam Gail en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Urban Studies and Planning. en_US
dc.coverage.spatial n-us-ma en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-10-10T16:46:41Z
dc.date.available 2012-10-10T16:46:41Z
dc.date.copyright 1982 en_US
dc.date.issued 1982 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/73842
dc.description Thesis (M.S.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Architecture; and, (M.C.P.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Urban Studies and Planning, 1982. en_US
dc.description MICROFICHE COPY AVAILABLE IN ARCHIVES AND ROTCH. en_US
dc.description Bibliography: leaves 100-107. en_US
dc.description.abstract The thesis is a study of the security problems due to street crime in the Longwood Medical Area of Boston. The first part of the thesis defines the theories and practices of environmental security .planning, the urban design synoptic approach to crime prevention. The environment is examined in its totality -- the physical, social, economic, and psychological characteristics, all of which are considered. The synoptic approach incorporates some of the traditional forms of crime prevention: the punitive (minimally), corrective and mechanical approaches with emphasis on the spatial perspective and the utilization of physical design strategies to deter crime. A "crime analysis model" is developed which focuses on five components: the offender, the journey to crime, the target, natural surveillance and organized surveillance. The second part is the case study of the Longwood Medical Area (LMA) for which the crime analysis model forms the structure. The currently practiced monolithic approach to crime prevention which primarily restricts itself to the utilization of organized surveillance (private security guards) and limits itself to the defined geographical boundaries of the LMA is examined. This monlithic approach is aggravated by the lack of inter-institutional-community tensions all of which result in an unsatisfactory security planning strategy. The main recommendation of the thesis focuses on a basic conceptual change to a synoptic approach in the security planning of the Longwood Medical Area. A number of recommendations applying to specific situations are given. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Miriam Gail Garmaise. en_US
dc.format.extent v, 107 leaves en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
dc.rights M.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.rights.uri http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582 en_US
dc.subject Architecture. en_US
dc.subject Urban Studies and Planning. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Crime prevention Massachusetts Boston en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Hospital buildings Seurity measures Massachusetts Boston en_US
dc.title Environmental security planning : an application to the Longwood Medical Area en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree M.C.P. en_US
dc.description.degree M.S. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Urban Studies and Planning. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 09065813 en_US


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