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.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

Drunken revellers are encouraged to shut up by sucking on a lollipop.

From the BBC, "Lollipops to stop noisy revellers." According to this BBC piece "Pub lollipops making right noises:"

Research claims to show the sweets have reduced anti-social behaviour after drinking.

West Oxfordshire Community Safety Partnership has distributed 5,000 lollipops to premises in Witney. Police spokesman Dennis Evernden said: "The sugar rush has been shown to lower aggressive behaviour and reduce noise."

Could be a new direction for BID activities...

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