Assessing the Safety of Heritage Buildings using CPTED Elements




CPTED, safe heritage area, building conservation, an assessment tool


A good design considered the safety elements are the fundamental approach in ensuring natural surveillance. This study aims to assess the safety elements in conserved heritage buildings by utilizing CPTED elements as assessment tools. The objective of the study is to determine whether the original design or the conservation work considered crime prevention aspect in the design. Elements used in CPTED formed an intensive Pro-forma checklist used in evaluating selected heritage building for this study. The assessment carried out using a scorecard system where the result indicates that all three buildings lack in consideration of preventive crime mechanism in their design consideration.

Keywords: CPTED; safe heritage area; building conservation; an assessment tool

eISSN: 2398-4287 © 2019. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BYNC-ND license ( Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.


Author Biography

Shahrul Yani Said, Universiti Teknologi MARA

Faculty of Architecture, Planning and Surveying


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How to Cite

Said, S. Y., & Mering, R. (2019). Assessing the Safety of Heritage Buildings using CPTED Elements. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 4(12), 223-230.



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