Public Spaces and Housing

How can local and regional authorities assess the vulnerability of their public spaces? A web conference of the PRoTECT project

Paris, France, March 2021 – Rigorously assessing the degree of vulnerability of urban public spaces, in particular ‘soft targets’ such as commercial, cultural, and sport venues, or public transport, is a top priority for many European cities. As part of the … More

Will our urban public spaces soon be buzzing with drones? We’ve asked the cities of Turin and Edinburgh

Paris, France, March 2021 – In recent years, the use of drones, or Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), by public services in urban areas has significantly increased. These systems can carry out effective monitoring and surveillance functions in public spaces. They can … More

Kick-off meeting of the Efus-led Secu4All project on the security of public places

Paris, France, February 2021 – Officially launched in December, the new Efus-led Secu4All project started in earnest on 26 January with the (online) kick-off meeting during which the partners discussed the scope of the project, which seeks to strengthen the … More

An initial review of the PACTESUR project on the security of public spaces

Paris, France, January 2021 – How can cities and local security actors better protect their vulnerable public spaces? That is the question that the PACTESUR project (Protecting Allied Cities against TErrorism by Securing Urban aReas), led by the City of … More

The Partnership on the Security in Public Spaces of the EU Urban Agenda calls the EU’s institutions to include local and regional authorities in the elaboration of the new Cohesion Policy Funds Regulation

January 2021 – Urban Authorities that are members of the Partnership on the Security in Public Spaces of the Urban Agenda for the European Union, which is co-led by the cities of Nice (France), Madrid (Spain) and Efus, have called … More

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