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Urbanisation is a central trend in our century. This is evidenced not only by the rapid growth of megacities in many regions of the world, but also by the development of urban centres and entire metropolitan regions in Germany and Europe. It is estimated that around two thirds of all people will live in cities by 2050. However, this development is closely linked to questions of urban security. So what will be the future security of populations in urban living spaces?

Veranstaltungen in Berlin: 24. Berliner Kolloquium - Sicher leben in der Stadt der Zukunft
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Crime is a significant fear factor in the public perception, conflicts and threat scenarios of various kinds can affect the quality of life of citizens. But which factors have any influence at all on people's actual and perceived security? What legal leeway is there and what economic aspects have to be taken into account in security issues? The 24th Berlin Colloquium provides answers to these and other questions from a multidisciplinary perspective. The individual lectures will focus on exemplary aspects and core areas of urban security and the well-being of the population. These include infrastructure, mobility, leisure activities and major events in metropolises. The experts will also take a look at important actors and strategies that stand for responsibility and guarantee urban security.

Scientific direction:
Prof. Dr. Ralf Poscher
Max Planck Institute for the Study of Crime, Security and Law

Karl Storz Besucher- und Schulungszentrum