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The Securitization of Public Space

Julia Galef takes a look at Secure Cities, a new website that maps the effect of security measures on public space since 9/11.
July 14, 2009, 6am PDT | Tim Halbur
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"Professor of urban design Jeremy Németh and his partners at the University of Colorado, Denver, surveyed the civic centers and financial districts of New York (left), Los Angeles, and San Francisco, evaluating public spaces on three criteria: accessibility (are the entrances blocked off?), mobility (are there restrictions within the space, like security checks?), and surveillance (are security personnel present?)."

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Published on Wednesday, July 8, 2009 in Metropolis Magazine
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