15th September 2011

Strategic consulting company Space Syntax Limited has released the first findings of a study into the 2011 London Riots.

Described by Polly Curtis in The Guardian as “the most concrete evidence I think there is linking the summer’s riots to estates” the research suggests a connection between the design of large, post-war housing estates, the patterns of peer socialisation that occur among young people within them and the anti-social behaviour that took place during the summer.

Read the Space Syntax findings.

For further information or to arrange an interview with the Space Syntax team, please contact:

Susannah Williams
Studio Manager, Space Syntax Limited

+44 20 7400 1320