Definitions for "Defensible Space"
In environmental psychology, the individual’s personalization of the particular area they inhabit and are familiar with and which they feel safe in.
Designers have found that public space that is visible to passers-by or neighbors is safer than space that is isolated because it is defended by the "eyes on the street."
Adequate space (free from flammable vegetation) between structures and flammable vegetation, which allows firefighters a safe working area within which to attack an oncoming wildfire.
an area you create around your home or cabin that is free from burnable materials.
the range of mechanisms that combine to bring an environment under the control of its residents.