Security

A study by computer scientists from the University of Michigan shows how easy it is to hack and control traffic lights.
Aug 22, 2014   Vox
In an effort to deter crime, the New York MTA is planning to fully equip one subway train with security cameras that record every inch of the interior.
Jul 30, 2009   The New York Times
Julia Galef takes a look at Secure Cities, a new website that maps the effect of security measures on public space since 9/11.
Jul 14, 2009   Metropolis Magazine
The posh San Francisco Bay Area town of Tiburon is planning to install cameras that record the license plate numbers of all cars coming into town. Police will use the system to apprehend criminals or investigate crimes.
Jul 11, 2009   San Francisco Chronicle
Security considerations are already making a huge impact in Washington D.C. as the Capitol readies for the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama.
Jan 17, 2009   The New York Times
Most people have a highly distorted view of the risks they face, which skews their decisions and ultimately reduces their happiness. We live in one of the safest times and places in history, yet, many people live in constant fear, and respond in ways that actually reduce overall security. This is a major obstacle to efficient transportation, healthy living, and livable community. Opinion
Oct 7, 2008   By Todd Litman
A new study has found that almost 30% of the public space in New York's financial district has limited access or is completely closed to the public.
Sep 15, 2008   Crain's New York Business
Denver is generally ready for the Democratic National Convention, but city officials have taken heat for security preparations.
Aug 20, 2008   NPR
Security is a major concern during large public events like the Olympics. The Chinese government is making preparations for a safe event, but could they go too far?
Aug 11, 2008   Buildings Magazine
<p>In the aftermath of a grisly and unprovoked murder on a Greyhound Bus, Transport Canada and municipalities are looking at how to improve security on buses and trains.</p>
Aug 5, 2008   The Montreal Gazette
<p>Witold Rybczynski visits Thom Mayne's new Federal Building in downtown San Francisco. He finds a number of energy conservation innovations at play, but concludes that precious little else is playful or human about the architecture.</p>
Jul 25, 2008   Slate.com