Renáta Gallai

Responsible for tourism and culture, 7th District, City of Budapest (Hungary)

I’m working at the Municipality of VII. district /Erzsébetváros/ of Budapest as a cultural and tourism developement expert. My responsibilities include also to engage in the district touristical nightlife.



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?)

I have a positive vision for the future. I hope if we recognise in time the importance to improve the urban security in points of social cohesion, polarization, in facts in legal context to support prevetion, public participation and last but not least in the impact of climate change.

And indeed, i think there is only one risk if we do not pay enough interest to develop and maintain for urban security.



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

It is very important to clearly understand that to affect and make changes in order to urban security is not a ‘one man show’. All the success development was made for involve all the participants, stakeholders. So, involve the citizens as a local actor or as a user it is not only a need, it’s one of the key point to improve  urban security.