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Crime reduction through design: insights from ecodesign

Dewberry, Emma (2000). Crime reduction through design: insights from ecodesign. In: The British Criminology Conference, 5-7 July 2000, Leicester University, Leicester.

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The recognition for humankind to act in more sustainable ways has evolved new theory and practice within design. This new type of design is commonly described as ecodesign. This paper describes the different approaches to ecodesign and places them within a framework illustrating a broad range of initiatives. Approaches to crime are explored in relation to the ecodesign framework and conceptual links are made between these two fields of study. To ascertain how such initiatives may inform design and development in decreasing the number of crime and disorder events, an overview of ecodesign policies, tools and drivers is presented, and the transferability of these discussed.

Item Type: Conference Item
Copyright Holders: 2000 The Author
Academic Unit/Department: Mathematics, Computing and Technology > Engineering & Innovation
Mathematics, Computing and Technology
Item ID: 27049
Depositing User: Emma Dewberry
Date Deposited: 24 May 2011 08:28
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2016 13:38
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