"And so really designing this Fire Rescue 2 started me thinking about, are there ways that design could help improve the relationship between community members and police if we looked at the architecture? Not that it can solve everything. But I think, you know, maybe it can be part of that dialogue in creating — relationships between police and community members which are not just the confrontational relationships."
The way we shape our environment shapes us. No, architecture can't solve all of our problems but with most of most people's lives spent in and around buildings, it sure does have a profound effect. Jeanne Gang has spent a good bit of time thinking about this, check out this interview with the NY Times here. - http://nyti.ms/2aa9aq5