Polytechnic Retired Faculty Meeting

For NYU Community

The Environmental Psychology of Prisons and Jails:
Creating Humane Spaces in Secure Settings

Prof. Richard Wener  Director,  Sustainable Urban Environments, NYU/Poly

Prisons are among the most stressful places on earth – where else are people kept involuntarily for long periods of time under such levels of restriction, danger, crowding, and isolation?  This talk will review how the environment affects behavior in these places, and how design can make them safer and more effective.