Landscaping Theory

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The text defines crime prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) as a “theory proposing that the proper design and effective use of the built environment can reduce the incidence and fear of crime and an improvement in the quality of life. This concept began in the 1960s and has been evolving ever since into what we know it to be today. It started as the study between urban decay, social interactions and crime. CPTED is a multidisciplinary approach that uses defensive forms of physical security controls to discourage primarily man made threats. Landscaping is an important part of CPTED that is part of the architectural design of the building, landscaping should be in such a way as to not create hiding areas for criminals or to obstruct
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