Disability, Terror and Safety in the City: Charting Individuals’ Spatio-temporal Encounters with Counter-terrorism Measures in Birmingham, UK
Miss Louisa Ward
(University of Birmingham)
The paper responds to recent calls for further work on vulnerable people’s experiences of official planned attempts to create safe cities. The paper, co-authored by Louisa’s dissertation tutor David Adams, draws upon her Master’s Thesis undertaken at the University of Birmingham in 2018. Interviews taken from built environment professionals and people with cognitive, physical or motor impairments were used to highlight the diverse ways in which individuals encounter counter-terrorism measures in Birmingham, UK. Focusing on individuals’ experiences provides wider lessons for planners and urban stakeholders about the decision-making processes people adopt during urban crises.
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Adams, D., Ward, L. (2020): 'Disability, Terror and Safety in the City: Charting Individuals' Spatio-temporal Encounters with Counter-terrorism Measures in Birmingham, UK', Planning Practice & Research, DOI: 10.1080/02697459.2020.1735159