Fear of Terrorism Hurting Livability of America's Cities

Boston urban designer David Dixon thinks it's time to reconsider the emphasis on security when planning public buildings.
October 13, 2004, 2pm PDT | Michael Dudley
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In the past three years since the September 11th terrorist attacks, public buildings across the United States have been retrofitted with barriers and other measures to "target-harden" them against such threats as truck bombs, and new buildings are built with barren "no-man's-land" gaps between the structure and the street. The result, according to Dixon, is that "the war against terrorism threatens to become a war against the livability of American cities."

Thanks to Michael Dudley

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Published on Tuesday, October 12, 2004 in The Hartford Courant
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