Sharing Is Not Caring
As a part of human nature and the natural animalistic behavior which is instilled in every human being, humans tend to take ownership of their surroundings. Whether it is a material object such as an Ipod, computer, food, toy, jewelry or land which is considered to be their territory humans take ownership of these objects. This being so there are many factors which contribute to the upkeep on items which are acquired. Oscar Newman’s Defensive Space Study along with CPTED protocol ( Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design gives further insight as to how housing quarters should be built in order to achieve optimum upkeep and how to protect one’s neighborhood or environment simply by its architectural design. The ideas expressed in Oscar Newman’s literary work Defensive Space and Crime Prevention through environmental Design to maintain sufficient living quarters are architectural layouts, resident involvement, sharing amongst residents, housing set up, Schooling, Neighborhood accessibility, and local work opportunities.
First and Foremost there cannot be a neighborhood or house without an architectural design. As expressed in Oscar Newman’s defensive space there are three types of housing which is single family housing, walk-ups and high rises. With each home calls for a completely different structural design. When dealing with Single family housing a family is confined to a given space and will automatically take ownership to all which is considered their land. There is no sharing with an outside family in a single family home which promotes an optimum upkeep to an extent. It is the sole responsibility of the single family to protect and preserve their living quarters. This being so having a single family home within a large cul-de-sac where houses are a considerable distance apart from one another the neighborhood will generally withhold a better upkeep than that of a neighborhood where single family...