Oldskool Security<br />the configuration of <br />spiral staircases in <br />medieval castles to <br />favor a defender <br />running down the <br />steps anticlockwise, <br />holding a sword in <br />his right hand, over <br />the attacker running <br />up to meet him <br />
Still kicking it oldskool<br />Medieval market towns commonly had a wide market street, or square, with narrow entrances at the ends, to make it more difficult for animals (or thieves) to escape <br />
Crime Prevention Through Housing Design<br />In the first, a series of buildings lacks a common entrance, and pedestrians cut through the property. The addition of a simple overhead arch, however, creates a sense of private space: <br />
Minder subtiel: Mosquito<br />There are a lot of problems in principle and in practice with these devices, but the core problem for me is that they tend to be directed at users rather than uses (i.e. people by identity, not behaviour) and are entirely arbitrary. The street outside a shop is public space and the shop owners have no more right than anyone else to dictate who goes there. <br />In as much as these things work (which is highly disputed), they are never going to encourage a meaningful debate about norms of behaviour among users of a space. This approach is not so much negotiation as warfare.<br />
Anti-teenager pink lights to show up acne<br />Residents of a Nottinghamshire housing estate have installed pink lights which show up teenagers’ spots in a bid to stop them gathering in the area.<br />
Suited for Subversion<br />Suited for Subversion is a project to create a suit that protects the wearer at large-scale street protests. The suit also monitors the wearer's pulse and projects an amplified heartbeat out of a speaker in the chest of the suit. <br />
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