Ph.d.-forsvar ved Sofie Kirt Strandbygaard

Sofie Kirt Strandbygaard forsvarer sin ph.d.-afhandling "Passengers' fear of crime at train stations: the influence of the built environment"

Forsvaret finder sted på DTU mandag d. 19 oktober 2020 klokken 13:00.

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Kort resumé: 

In order to create better public transport environments and encourage more people to use public transport, it is important to have a comprehensive understanding of passengers’ experience of train stations and their urban surroundings. A crucial perspective is citizens’ fear of crime at train stations, which is higher than in other public places and can discourage the use of public transport. This thesis targets passengers’ fear of crime, their experiences of the built environment at S-train stations and the station neighbourhoods in the Copenhagen metropolitan area. The results reveal a strong connection between a station neighbourhood’s general characteristics and passengers’ fear of crime at the local station. This thesis suggest a categorization of station neighbourhood types in the Copenhagen metropolitan area and explore how their income levels and urban form influence passengers’ experience of train stations. The research uses the concepts of Transit Oriented Development and Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design and provide suggestions for the future design and governance of stations to achieve sustainable public transport.

The study contributes to the international body of knowledge on passengers’ fear of crime at train stations.


man 19 okt 20
13:00 - 17:00


DTU Campus lyngby, Bygning 101, mødelokale S09
31 OKTOBER 2020