If you believe that large cities are dens of violence and crime, you are understandably wrong. First, let’s look at why you might think so, then examine what data actually indicate, and discuss their implications for transportation and land use planning. Opinion
Oct 31, 2013 By
After the World Trade Center attacks, planners, neighbors, and Mayor Bloomberg supported reweaving the site into the city's street grid, in the process undoing "a painful planning error of the 1960s." Security concerns seem to have won out, however.
May 17, 2013 The New York Times
In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings, Eric Jaffe explores how cash-strapped cities will handle terrorism. "The short answer is public surveillance cameras. The long answer is smarter public surveillance cameras."
May 8, 2013 The Atlantic Cities
On this sombre anniversary, we bring you an article that was published last year by Kaid Benfield, looking at the legacy of 9/11 for community & the built environment.
Sep 11, 2012 Switchboard
For almost a decade, security features have been added to the perimeters of important public buildings without regard for aesthetics, and now are being 'beautified,' across the nation.
Dec 19, 2011 The Atlantic
"The only thing we have to fear is fear
itself-nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts
to convert retreat into advance" – President
Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1932 Opinion
Sep 11, 2011 By
A decade after terrorist attacks looked to usher in an age of security-heavy architecture, new projects in cities are eschewing the security bunker for eyes and feet on the street.
Aug 19, 2011 The Cleveland Plain Dealer
Plans to redesign the expanded publicly accessible section of the White House's front lawn combine both walkability concerns and safety concerns.
Jul 13, 2011 The Architect's Newspaper
The National Capital Planning Commission invites the public to weigh-in on five proposals for improvements to the Ellipse, the large public park between White House and the National Mall.
Jun 23, 2011 Fast Company's Co.Design
Officials in Ogden, Utah are considering a plan to launch an unmanned blimp to monitor the city from crime at night.
Jan 19, 2011 Reuters