This chapter examines how traumatic memory can impact upon the vitality of the urban landscape as in the case of Ground Zero using Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari's concepts of smooth and striated space. It investigates what happens to the transcultural movement of an urban context once we begin to reduce that context to a problem of risk management, and discusses the security issues considered in the design of the Freedom Tower. The chapter contends that urban design has started turning things inside out a little more to distribute friendliness and imagine places filled with life in all its messiness, colour, taste, smelliness, complexity and restlessness.
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