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Protecting Crowded Places: Design and Technical Issues

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Date Published
January 2012
56 pages
This document from the United Kingdom Home Office is guide for use by planning and design professionals in developing counter-terrorism protective security designs.
This guide was produced by the United Kingdom Home Office in partnership with the Centre for the Protection of National Infrastructure and the National Counter-Terrorism Security Office. The purpose of the guide is to provide planning and design professionals with guidance on developing counter-terrorism protective security designs for use with new development schemes. The guide aims to equip readers with a means for understanding the link between the counter-terrorism dimension of crime prevention and the built environment with the intent of reducing the vulnerability of crowded places to terrorist attacks. The guide consists of three chapters and seven appendixes. The chapters cover the following topics: terrorist methodology, the challenge of blending counter-terrorism protective security measures with urban design principles, and public and private space: design, management and maintenance. The seven appendixes have information on the following topics: A) - typical counter-terrorism design attributes - design of structures; b) typical counter-terrorism design attributes - design of hostile vehicle mitigation measures; C) case studies; D) sources of counter-terrorism protective security advice; E) role of architectural liaison officers/crime prevention design advisers; F) police led initiatives raising awareness of counter-terrorism protective security; and G) useful publications. Glossary, definitions, and endnotes