ISBN: 9781848223356 • Publication: February 10, 2020
Series: Concise Guides to Planning
Security, Resilience and Planning
Planning's Role in Countering Terrorism
Available for preorder: this book will be shipped on its publication date of February 10, 2020
DescriptionThis book offers key concepts and practical guidance about the planner’s role in countering terrorist risk. Public safety and security has always been a fundamental premise of successful public spaces, and a material consideration in planning processes, but especially so since the events of 9/11 2001. The most recent attacks in Berlin, Nice, Stockholm, London, Melbourne, Barcelona, New York and elsewhere using fast moving vehicles against crowded places has led to a re-evaluation of security in many public locations and cultural districts. In these uncertain times, planners are increasingly being seen as key stakeholders in national security and counter-terrorism endeavours where the spatial configuration and aesthetic design of protective security interventions will have a crucial impact upon the vibrancy, resilience and safety of urban centres both now and in the future.
Illustrated with international case studies, this book discusses the changing roles and responsibilities of planning; how security has become a statutory consideration in the planning process in some contexts; the need for planners to engage with a range of multiple and non-traditional stakeholders such as the military, police and security services; the importance of planning in national and global politics; the ethics of planning decision-making linked to the importance of determining what is in the public interest; how to advance counter-terrorist security that is proportionate and balances effectiveness with social and cultural factors; and, the role of training, guidance, standards and regulation in enforcing or encouraging the fulfilment of planning requirements.