Kyriaki Bourdakou

Economist. Deputy Mayor of the Municipal Police. President of the Local Council of Crime Prevention (LCCP)

Do you have any specific hopes or predictions for the future of urban security? (What will urban security look like in 30 years? What will be the main opportunities and risks?)

The infrastructure of the city of the future will need to support digital workforces, provide citizens with continuous personalised experiences and enhance the digital economy. Three elements will be critical for such future-ready digital infrastructure: real-time functionality, scalability and security. The various elements of a digital infrastructure need to work in tandem to ensure the smooth functioning of the future city.  

Why do you think it is so important to involve citizens in urban security practice?

I have  the belief that urban security policies must be based on a holistic approach that integrates all local actors and citizens.