Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Smart growth and the police state

The Washington Post has a fascinating article this morning about how development planning advice from police experts can lead to safer neighborhoods and attractions.
The concept of police working with developers is not unique to Washington, but experts say Lanier’s department is ahead of many of its peers. While some offer a stock list of design recommendations, D.C. police make specific suggestions about safety measures as blueprints are being drawn, well before the first buckets of concrete are poured.
Hmm, planning to increase safety and reduce the need for expensive security measures later. Sounds like smart growth.

No mention though of Agenda 21 or blue helmets.