In recent years hostile architecture has become a hot topic in cities and communities. Hostile architecture - which some have dubbed anti-homeless architecture - occurs when spikes, metal bars, and other deterrents are built into public fixtures to discourage homeless citizens from taking shelter in certain spaces.
There has been a lot of controversy concerning the implementation of this defensive architecture, with some parties arguing that it only creates more difficulties for homeless people seeking refuge. There's even a subreddit that features examples of this growing trend, and some are astonishing.
No Lying Down
No Sitting Outside This Library
A Narrow And Slanted Bus Bench
Does This Even Count As A Bench?
They Really Don't Want Anyone Under This Bridge
Just One Bar Is Never Enough