Community Development


  • Lacramioara Mocanu Danubius University of Galati
  • Diana Pradais APIEU Bacau


crime-prevention; urban planning; Norwegian history


The article approaches the issue of crime-prevention through urban planning in Norway, discussing
the ideas and differences between physical(hard) and symbolic(soft) delineations of territory, questioning if
they might not be that different, since they share similar objectives: to protect against someone or to prevent
someone from accessing an area. In Norwegian history, the year 1970 marks, among many others, the
beginning of a new urban planning movement called Crime Prevention through Environmental Design
(CPTED). The basic idea behind the program – as well as the Scandinavian crime prevention system – is to
prevent crime. However, the main difference is that the new movement militated for the marking of territories
with symbolic, inclusive measures rather than fences and walls.

Author Biographies

Lacramioara Mocanu, Danubius University of Galati

Associate Professor, PhD, Faculty of Communication and International Relations, Specialization Psychology

Diana Pradais, APIEU Bacau



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