The Impact of Urban Streets Layout on Crimes: A Space Syntax Analysis of Hayatabad Peshawar

Authors

  • MIsbahud Din Pakistan Public Works Department, Islamabad, Pakistan.
  • Faryal Ali Pakistan Public Works Department, Islamabad, Pakistan.
  • M. Zeeshan Saqib Arkitique Design Group, Islamabad, Pakistan.
  • Jamal Ahmad Federal Government Employee Housing Authority (FGEHA), Islamabad, Pakistan.
  • Aimen Iftikhar Ahmed Local Council Board, Peshawar, Pakistan.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.52131/pjhss.2024.v12i2.2220

Keywords:

Space Syntax, Crime Rates, UCL Depthmap, Streets Layout, Hayatabad

Abstract

Urban population is on a rising trend and with that, the planning and design of cities and urban settings has a vital role to play in making sure that our cities remain pleasant, healthy, and safe. Crime prevention as a goal is often overlooked in urban planning and has a drastic effect on the quality of urban life. In this study, the street layout of Hayatabad, Peshawar is analyzed through axial map analysis using UCL Depthmap software based on Space Syntax theory to identify possible crime hotspots in the area. The possible hotspots in existing street layout of the area are identified based on the integration values from analysis. Thereafter, a proposed street layout, with addition of new streets, is presented that significantly improves the safety of existing street layout with regard to crime occurrence by improving the global integration of the layout.

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Author Biographies

MIsbahud Din, Pakistan Public Works Department, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Assistant Architect

Faryal Ali, Pakistan Public Works Department, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Assistant Architect

M. Zeeshan Saqib, Arkitique Design Group, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Architect

Jamal Ahmad, Federal Government Employee Housing Authority (FGEHA), Islamabad, Pakistan.

Assistant Director

Aimen Iftikhar Ahmed, Local Council Board, Peshawar, Pakistan.

District Architect

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Published

2024-05-29

How to Cite

Din, M., Ali, F., Saqib, M. Z., Ahmad, J., & Ahmed, A. I. (2024). The Impact of Urban Streets Layout on Crimes: A Space Syntax Analysis of Hayatabad Peshawar. Pakistan Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 12(2), 1563–1581. https://doi.org/10.52131/pjhss.2024.v12i2.2220