Rebuilding Place in the Urban Space

"A community’s physical form, rather than its land uses, is its most intrinsic and enduring characteristic." [Katz, EPA] This blog focuses on place and placemaking and all that makes it work--historic preservation, urban design, transportation, asset-based community development, arts & cultural development, commercial district revitalization, tourism & destination development, and quality of life advocacy--along with doses of civic engagement and good governance watchdogging.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

New realities require new types of security planning

Hudson Bay Department Store, Vancouver, post-riot. Newsphoto.

With the post-hockey game riot in Vancouver, after the Vancouver Canucks hockey team lost to the Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup finals, I think that every major city, including college towns where college sports are big, should have to do contingency planning for post-game riot avoidance management.

See "Vancouver Burns After Canucks Lose Stanley Cup" from The Atlantic and the reference list on spectator violence in stadiums from the Center for Problem-Oriented Policing.

Just as the Federal Highway Administration has a program with (as usual) an extensive set of excellent resources for Managing Travel for Planned Special Events.

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