January 3, 2011, 10am PST
After 9/11, lower Manhattan became a tangle of makeshift roadblocks and security measures. Architect Rob Rogers was tasked with redesigning the bollards to be more pleasing to the eye while still serving as secure barriers to entry.
June 3, 2010, 5am PDT
Maureen McAvey, Executive Vice President with the Urban Land Institute, spoke recently to a congressional committee on the growing problem of federal buildings that are designed with myopic attention to security and ignore urban growth strategies.
March 31, 2010, 6am PDT
Recent attacks in the Moscow subway system highlight concerns in New York City, where a closed circuit security camera system still has many gaps.
January 16, 2010, 11am PST
Basra and Mosul are Iraq's second- and third-largest cities. In this post, Iraqi journalists talk about the two cities, their evolving public realms and the security issues they face.
December 19, 2009, 9am PST
The amount of closed-circuit security cameras operated by local councils in the United Kingdom has nearly tripled over the past 10 years, according to a new report.
September 18, 2009, 7am PDT
In the Seattle suburb of Medina, security cameras are now capturing all vehicle driving into the city, and using license plate recognition software to check cars and drivers for criminal records.
September 14, 2009, 10am PDT
Using a mishmash of highlights from cities around the world, musician and artist David Byrne talks about his personal vision of a perfect, livable city.
September 14, 2009, 9am PDT
South Africa is gearing up to host the 2010 World Cup next June. As it prepares to be the tournament's first African host, the country faces a number of hurdles.
August 21, 2009, 12pm PDT
CPTED -- crime prevention through environmental design -- is catching on in Korea as a way to improve security.
July 30, 2009, 10am PDT
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.
July 14, 2009, 6am PDT
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 11, 2009, 1pm PDT
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.
January 17, 2009, 7am PST
Security considerations are already making a huge impact in Washington D.C. as the Capitol readies for the inauguration of President-elect Barack Obama.
October 7, 2008, 11am PDT
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.
September 15, 2008, 10am PDT
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.
Crain's New York Business
August 20, 2008, 7am PDT
Denver is generally ready for the Democratic National Convention, but city officials have taken heat for security preparations.
August 11, 2008, 7am PDT
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?
August 5, 2008, 8am PDT
<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>
July 25, 2008, 5am PDT
<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>
July 14, 2008, 2pm PDT
<p>A "Black Hat security researcher" claims he has discovered security flaws in the FasTrak toll transponder used by drivers in California and Colorado. However, the story is quickly dismantled as "baloney" by a toll road industry insider.</p>