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Police drag away a tent from a pro-Palestinian encampment at the University of California, Irvine on May 15, 2024. Leonard Ortiz/MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images

Who gets to decide what counts as ‘disorder’?

Framing dissent and poverty as a menace to public order can threaten fundamental rights, particularly when it’s used to justify the deployment of predictive technology.
The Pittsburgh Penguins and Anaheim Ducks gather at center ice before an NHL hockey game in Pittsburgh, on Oct. 30, 2023, to honour former Penguin player Adam Johnson who died while playing in an English hockey league game. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Hockey’s wake-up call: Neck guards should be mandatory following Adam Johnson’s death

The death of hockey player Adam Johnson calls for improvements in player safety and protective gear design.
Drivers that juggle driving with another job were more likely to run red lights and carry weapons, such as knives, for safety reasons. These behaviours pose risks not only to drivers, but also to the public. (Paul Hanaoka/Unsplash)

Safety on the line: Drivers who juggle multiple jobs are more likely to take risks on the road

Companies like Uber and Lyft have a long way to go in improving worker safety to ensure both drivers and passengers feel safe on the road.
The aftermath of a 2021 fire disaster in an abandoned building in central Johannesburg. Photo by Sharon Seretlo/Gallo Images via Getty Images

Johannesburg fire: there was a plan to fix derelict buildings and provide good accommodation - how to move forward

Armed police interventions are unconstitutional and incapable of addressing housing and safety in the inner city.
While Black and Hispanic workers made up 14% and 19% of the population in 2021, they made up only 9% and 8% of the STEM workforce. John Fedele/The Image Bank via Getty Images

Diverse teams can improve engineering outcomes − but recent affirmative action decision may hinder efforts to create diverse teams

Diverse teams can not only solve engineering problems more effectively, but the outcomes tend to be more inclusive, as a geographer and feminist scholar explains.
Retractable bollards can be used to signal priority areas on streets for smaller vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians. Eugene Nekrasov/Getty images Plus

Ever-larger cars and trucks are causing a safety crisis on US streets – here’s how communities can fight back

Cars are getting bigger on US roads, and that’s increasing pedestrian and cyclist deaths. A transport scholar identifies community-level strategies for making streets safer.

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