From the annals of dystopian architecture: the New York Times reports on a trend in US communities to build nominal parks to drive out sex offenders. The parks are often too small to be of any use to local children – instead, they exist to force out nearby paroled sex offenders, who are  required to live no less than 2,000 feet from any school or public park. As the article points out, this practice actually makes neighbourhoods more dangerous, as it drives rapists and paedophiles out of secure accommodation and into the street, where authorities have a harder time tracking them.

Neighborhoods Seek to Banish Sex Offenders by Building Parks – NYTimes