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Title: Resilient design for community safety and terror-resistant cities
Authors: Coaffee, Jon
Moore, Cerwyn
Fletcher, David
Bosher, Lee S.
Keywords: Safety & hazards
Town and city planning
Urban regeneration
Issue Date: 2008
Publisher: © Institution of Civil Engineers
Citation: COAFFEE, J. ... et al, 2008. Resilient design for community safety and terror-resistant cities. Proceedings of the ICE: Municipal Engineer, 161 (2), pp. 103-110
Abstract: Resilience against an array of traditional and unconventional terrorist threats is increasingly important to the way towns and\ cities are designed and managed and how built environment professionals attempt to enhance levels of community safety. This is particularly the case with regard to crowded public places and transport systems such as light rail or trams, which are seen as particularly vulnerable to terrorist attack. This paper argues that contemporary terrorist threats and tactics mean that counter-terrorism in urban areas should increasingly seek to hybridise hard and soft engineering solutions in order to design and manage the built environment in ways that can reduce the occurrence or impact of a terrorist attack. In particular, it is argued that for counter-terrorism to be successful, inter-professional solutions are required for a wide range of public, private and community stakeholders that are (or should be) involved with the planning, design, construction, operation and management of public places.
Description: This article was published in the journal Proceedings of ICE: Municipal Engineer [© Institution of Civil Engineers].
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1680/muen.2008.161.2.103
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/9204
Publisher Link: http://www.municipalengineer.com
ISSN: 0965-0903
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Published Articles (WEDC)

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