The American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA) has made abstracts from its July security design symposium available on its website for free viewing and download. 'Safe Spaces: Designing for Security and Civic Values' was held in Chicago in July. Much of the abstract is devoted to reinforcing security in public spaces, such as federal buildings and parks

'Security design and good design are not mutually exclusive ideals,' says Nancy C. Somerville, executive vice president of ASLA. The abstracts are available in PDF format at .