Terrorism

Rail travelers are not subject to the same degree of security measures as air travelers according to security experts, reports Ron Nixon for The New York Times. Yet far more travel by rail than plane, and rail has been a terrorist target abroad.
Dec 15, 2015   The New York Times
Josh Stephens writes that while Al Queda seems obsessed with air travel, they have attacked transit in other countries and the U.S. system is vulnerable.
Dec 2, 2011   InTransition
Arguing against a regional transportation tax, the Georgia Tea Party says that we shouldn't build any more light rail because terrorists might see it as an attractive target.
Sep 15, 2011   Treehugger
"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 Blog Post
Sep 11, 2011   By Todd Litman
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
Reports to Congress have suggested a terrorist attack on a minor substation could knock out the whole grid. An infrastructure expert says, "That's a bunch of hooey."
Dec 20, 2010   Miller-McCune
Slate's Fred Kaplan points out that the Times Square bomber was thwarted because of Jacob's famous "eyes on the street."
May 10, 2010   Slate
Buildings and public spaces were the focus of recent terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India. This op-ed wonders how the building and design professions should respond.
Dec 8, 2008   Buildings
As Mumbai recovers from the recent terrorist attacks, social worker Katia Savchuk reflects on how cities can be resilient to terrorism.
Dec 1, 2008   Where
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>MI5 has requested that planners and architects keep some details of building designs top secret as part of the fight against terrorism.</p>
Jun 13, 2008   The Architect's Journal