Vandalism in Urban-Housing Developments

Mosbah, Azeddine (1988) Vandalism in Urban-Housing Developments. Master of Architecture thesis, University of Glasgow.

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The following study will be divided mainly into four parts which are complementary to each other. The four parts will enable us to go steadily in the study of the problem of vandalism, making it as simple as possible to understand, and finally to identify the possible ways to reduce and control its proneness into the urban environment. The first part which consists in Chapter One and Two will look at the 'phenomenon' of vandalism from different sides, trying by that to have a brief and clear idea about its extent in meaning words and acts, and trying to find what kind of relationship exists between man/environment. The second part is Chapter Three, and which is the direct consequence of part one. In this Chapter we try to surround the problem, and focusing our study on the two main components of the problem: Man/Environment. In this matter we will take the urban environment as a field of study and especially housing developments. Using some example studies, we will try to analyse the approach of certain contributors to the question of vandalism, and what are the possible alternatives to use in controlling or reducing it. The third part which consists in Chapter Four will look at the different measures deriving from the study of the previous part of work and examples; aiming to reduce or help to control vandalism in urban environment in general and housing development in particular. The fourth and last part, consists in Chapter Five and the 'heart' of this dissertation. It aims to a research study carried out, on two existing cases which are suffering from the problem of vandalism, and to put some solutions or possible alternatives down, according to the problems identified there. This part relies very much on the analysis of the whole thesis. Finally, we will end our dissertation by setting up some universal design guides and social recommendations as a direct product from the study of this last section and the preceding chapters.

Item Type: Thesis (Master of Architecture)
Qualification Level: Masters
Keywords: Architecture, Urban planning
Date of Award: 1988
Depositing User: Enlighten Team
Unique ID: glathesis:1988-77715
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2020 11:53
Last Modified: 14 Jan 2020 11:53

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