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DEFENSIBLE SPACE IN A PRIVATELY-OWNED HOUSING PROJECT

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1973
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This paper analyzes a high density housing project in terms of its defensible space. The behavior of residents of Citrus Park Homes was seen as indicative of tenant attitudes toward their home project, its sense of community, of safety and security, and pride of ownership. Analysis of this privately-owned project includes a description of the physical structure, spatial characteristics, tenant characteristics and tenant attitudes, as evidenced in interviews with 83 adult residents. Where poor spatial design and physical structure are evidenced by poor behavior and attitude (lack of recognition or acceptance of territory) changes in the spatial or architectural design were suggested.
Title: DEFENSIBLE SPACE IN A PRIVATELY-OWNED HOUSING PROJECT.
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Name(s): VANHORN, SHARYN J.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Tata, Robert J., Thesis advisor
Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
Department of Geosciences
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1973
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 114 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: This paper analyzes a high density housing project in terms of its defensible space. The behavior of residents of Citrus Park Homes was seen as indicative of tenant attitudes toward their home project, its sense of community, of safety and security, and pride of ownership. Analysis of this privately-owned project includes a description of the physical structure, spatial characteristics, tenant characteristics and tenant attitudes, as evidenced in interviews with 83 adult residents. Where poor spatial design and physical structure are evidenced by poor behavior and attitude (lack of recognition or acceptance of territory) changes in the spatial or architectural design were suggested.
Identifier: 13618 (digitool), FADT13618 (IID), fau:10458 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Charles E. Schmidt College of Science
Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1973.
Subject(s): Human territoriality
Geographical perception
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