Australian Airport Security Boosted After Terror Plot
Screening at Australian airports has intensified and travellers should expect delays after authorities foiled a terrorist plot to bring down an aircraft using an improvised device.
Blast “Proof” or Blast “Resistant” Engineering
Recently, the Victorian Police Minister announced the development of a new “blast-proof” and “ram raid-proof” tower in Melbourne CBD which will house 2,500 police over 39...
Major Gap in Canadian Property Insurance Coverage
Terrorism insurance programs need a reset to ensure clients are appropriately covered in light of the continuing shift from attacks on property to attacks on people...
New Safety Design Requirements for Public Spaces
Designers involved in the creation of significant new public buildings and public spaces have new design obligations to consider and integrate into designs.
What Commercial Property Owners Need to Know About Terrorism
For many Australians, the reality that terrorism is having a real impact on our home soil hit home in 2014 when Tori Johnson and Katrina Dawson...
Working Together to Build more Resilient Cities
From Accra to Yiwu, 100 cities around the world have taken the challenge of becoming more resilient to the physical, social and economic challenges of the...
Can Urban Design Help to Combat Terrorism?
Whilst Australians have been aware of the possibility of a terrorism incident occurring on local soil since attacks in places such as New York, Bali, Madrid...
Paris and CPTED – Is it Time for a Rethink?
The terrorist attacks in Paris, Lebanon, Kenya, Nigeria and Tunisia, and the frequency of mass shootings across the United States (including the San Bernardino event) are...
Security and Architecture of Fear
Since 9/11, designing for increased security needs has taken on a whole new dimension, but is safety coming at the cost of architecture?
Melbourne's Bourke St gets more Bollards
Additional bollards will be installed in Melbourne's Bourke Street mall to create pedestrian refuges beside tram tracks in case of another vehicle attack.