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Aesthetics, Environmental Cues, and Territorial Behavior

Implications for CPTED Planning

Chapter Outline

Form Versus Function: The Battle with Aesthetics

Many people find it very difficult to resist the urge to mess with things. Nearly everyone has turned a screw one too many times and broken it off or made an extra cut on a piece of cloth that ruined it. In consumer goods, it seems that automobile manufacturers cannot resist the temptation to regularly change body styles. Men’s ties get wider each year to a point, and then they start getting narrow again.

It is fundamental to human nature to go through cycles that ...

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