Securing the Homeland Through Discreet Landscape Design

In a conversation with landscape architect, Laurie Olin, a Metropolis Web editor learns about the nation's growing interest in "landscape security."
March 17, 2004, 10am PST | Erin Clark
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Security does not have to mean the end of inviting, public spaces. In the wake of 9/11, concern for security is paramount. But as Laurie Olin explains in this Metropolis Magazine interview, design can be used as a discreet but effective security mechanism. In his words, "It’s like composing music: when to have long straight passages, when to have little flourishes. When do you use a cluster of bollards then a kind of low wall, then add two planters, then do something else?"

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Published on Thursday, April 1, 2004 in MetropolisMag.com
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