Redefining safety and justice for the twenty-first-century city

Experts discuss the future of justice in New York City in light of plans to close Rikers Island.

June 28, 2018

Recorded on May 30, 2018.

In this video, experts explore the opportunities and challenges of improving New York City’s criminal justice facilities.

To introduce the subject, Liz Glazer, director of the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, discusses the city’s dropping crime and incarceration rates, emphasizing the need for further reductions.

Glazer then joins The Architectural League’s Rosalie Genevro, The Legal Aid Society‘s Tina Luongo, add The Fortune Society‘s Stanley Richards in a discussion of the legal, spatial, and social dimensions of these issues.

This event was presented as part of Urban Omnibus’s The Location of Justice, as well as “Spaces of Justice,” a yearlong series exploring the architecture and infrastructure of New York’s justice system organized by Open House New York.