Student Experiences with School Safety Design (03-31-23)
Altenburger studied how students experience safety-related design features at their schools. She shares that her “ethnographic case study examines how a school building designed to promote both student engagement and safety supports school practices that prioritize minimizing risk. . . . Student voices focus on the connotations of a tall fence and alarmed doors that deny the teenagers' access to exterior circulation and social spaces. The author found educators embracing crime prevention through environmental design strategies to enforce a closed campus policy.