Street Design and Human Behaviour Factors towards a Safe Urban Environment for Women

Norhafizah Abdul Rahman, Maimon Ali, Izham Ghani


Integrating women safety in the urban street environment is critical in creating good quality living to improve living standard. This paper discusses women’s needs and characteristics of urban streets that can affect women’s behaviour. The objectives of this paper are to identify the characters of urban environment in making streets safe for women and establishing the characteristics of safe urban street environment for women. This study is conducted using mixed methodology to identify the relationship between urban street design and women’s behaviour. This paper will contribute towards safe urban street design with an excellent urban environment and dynamic economic activities. 

Keywords: women safety; urban design; safe cities; behavioural study 

eISSN: 2398-4295 © 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 BY-NC-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.



women safety; urban design; safe cities; behavioural study

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