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Prof. Jonathan Pacheco Bell: "A lot of hostile architecture is obvious" (KJZZ 91.5 FM)

Urban and Regional Planning Lecturer Jonathan Pacheco Bell discusses the urban design strategy of hostile architecture, which discourages loitering but also relaxation and pleasure in community locations. “[It’s] designed to target vulnerable populations, unhoused people, folks deemed loiters. Teenagers often are the target of hostile architecture, but it has effects on anybody who’s in public space.”

This story was originally published and aired by "Fronteras Desk" on KZZZ 91.5 FM (Phoenix, Ariz.) on March 26, 2024.