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Security and density: hyper-surveillance, public safety and social sustainability EMIL JONESCU

Architecture provides a physical arrangement of buildings that defines space. It is also the physical host upon which contemporary closed circuit television (CCTV) and other digital surveillance technologies are embedded with little positive effect on sustainable behaviour. The discipline of architecture seldom proactively considers hyper-surveillance and decentralization into smaller diversified urban-housing nodes providing increased community security. Other disciplines conduct considerable research into propitious affordance in urban densification frameworks, and have developed a critical understanding of the negative psychological and physiological effects of CCTV surveillance.