Safe Urban Spaces Talk: How to create safe cities of tomorrow?
The public space is the heart of urban life and has for millennia served as a rallying point for citizenship and democratic engagement. In the public space people can meet each other — high and low — and it is key to urban life and social cohesion that they can continue to do so, safely.
But increasing physical security in an urban space by installing surveillance measures or setting up protective bollards and barricades does not necessarily improve everyday urban life, nor increase the perceived feeling of safety. Creating safe and secure urban spaces is a task filled with dilemmas that require many conflict-ridden considerations, interdisciplinary work, and a careful balance between social, physical, and organisational interventions.
Nordic Safer Cities hosts this online talk, on June 17 at 14.00-16.00 CEST.