June 24, 2019, 10am PDT
The Oregon Department of Transportation anticipates spending about a million dollars to bring boulders to road embankments so that they are less hospitable to the homeless.
July 29, 2016, 12pm PDT
The deployment of so-called defensive architecture is in the news again. This time the controversy is in the public realm, as San Francisco considers a fence to keep homeless out of McCoppin Hub.
July 26, 2016, 10am PDT
After a tour of Los Angeles street furniture, Alissa Walker offers her reflections on cities' changing approach to public space.
May 5, 2015, 7am PDT
Baltimore was only beginning to undo the ill effects of the architecture and planning response to the riots of 1968 when the protests and unrest of 2015 struck. Can the architecture field produce a more positive response to violence this time?
February 19, 2015, 2pm PST
A report by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley tracks the proliferation of vagrancy laws in the Golden State. Meanwhile, The Guardian notes the spread of so-called "defensive architecture."
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