Setup: 22-Sep-2011 
An article by Norwegian criminologist Nils Christie started us on our inquiries into public space. The article is called Conflicts as property. Its thesis is that dealing with conflict is actually a very constructive way of building community.
One of this website's researchers spent abut a year (a few years ago), following court cases related to incidents in public space. The stories are detailed and interesting, in so far as they often reveal a formalistic way of dealing with conflict, and alternative means that might be available. See for example . ?