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Designing out insecure societies: Vera Winthagen at TEDxHagueAcademySalon

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Published on Mar 22, 2014

Conventional responses to issues ranging from bike theft to terrorist threats -- security cameras, fences, tougher punishments -- only contribute to a climate of fear, says Vera Winthagen. She argues that we need to look carefully at the reality behind our fear, and she proposes a fresh approach to society's security concerns: design thinking. Vera Winthagen heads the Designing Out Crime programme at Eindhoven University of Technology.

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