Improving Accessibility and Security Through CPTED 01 October 2019 Print Issue: October 2019 If you look closely, you’ll start noticing it everywhere: the long, brightly-lit walkway with well-maintained vegetation along the sides, the line of stone benches running along the perimeter of a building in a popular tourist area, or the Instagram-worthy sculptures and architectural elements thoughtfully placed throughout an urban park.
WASHINGTON—There’s no denying it: the future is digital. Whether it’s Industry 4.0, the aptly-named industrial revolution that signals the rising influence of automation and data exchange in manufacturing, or the rise of cyberwarfare, the effects of which are yet to be fully realized, the clout of the Internet is growing exponentially and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future.
The continuing decline of ISIS in Iraq and Syria, combined with an increased emphasis on counterterrorism worldwide, has paid off: deaths from terrorism fell for the third consecutive year in 2017, and the trend is expected to continue. That’s according to the latest Global Terrorism Index, which is released annually by the Institute for Economics and Peace based on data from the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) Global Terrorism Database.