Psychological aspects of architecture and urban planning in crime prevention


Today over a half of the world’s population lives in cities, where dense building surrounds the individual and makes architecture an integral part of one’s life. Although the influence of architecture and urban planning on human functioning and psyche seems obvious, research on this subject began to be carried out, just over half a century ago. Therefore, this article was devoted to the presentation of information on the relationship between the manner of shaping land development plans and buildings, aiming at providing the safety and comfort of urban residents. The focus was on the aspect of density and construction height, urban greenery solutions and ways of arranging space, meant to improve and humanize housing conditions, to care for the psyche and physical health of city residents.


psychology in architecture; architecture's psychology; man and building; man and urbanism; contemporary psychology; contemporary architecture

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Published : 2018-10-28

Skorupski, M., & Jabłońska, J. (2018). Psychological aspects of architecture and urban planning in crime prevention. Teka Komisji Architektury, Urbanistyki I Studiów Krajobrazowych, 14(3), 7-14.

Michał Skorupski 
Institute of Applied Psychology, Jagiellonian University  Poland
Joanna Jabłońska 
Faculty of Architecture, Wroclaw University of Science and Technology  Poland