EIRP Proceedings, Vol 15, No 1 (2020)

Community Development

Lăcrămioara Mocanu, Diana Pradaiș


The article approaches the issue of crime-prevention through urban planning in Norway, discussingthe ideas and differences between physical(hard) and symbolic(soft) delineations of territory, questioning ifthey might not be that different, since they share similar objectives: to protect against someone or to preventsomeone from accessing an area. In Norwegian history, the year 1970 marks, among many others, thebeginning of a new urban planning movement called Crime Prevention through Environmental Design(CPTED). The basic idea behind the program – as well as the Scandinavian crime prevention system – is toprevent crime. However, the main difference is that the new movement militated for the marking of territorieswith symbolic, inclusive measures rather than fences and walls.


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