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Together for Safety: Safe Streets and Public spaces

Thursday, 4 February, 2021 - 14:00 to 16:00
GMT
Tuesday, 2 February, 2021

Together for Safety: Safe Streets and Public spaces

by Nordic Safe Cities and Strong Cities Network

4 February 2021 | 14:00 - 16:00 GMT | Register here

Together for Safety is a series of online talks which tackles and discusses pressing safety and security issues with a key focus on how to tackle hate, polarisation and extremism in the Nordics and globally.

Across our world, we are witnessing our principal values of democracy, pluralism and universal application of human rights put under pressure with extremism, hate, polarisation and misinformation on the rise. Together for Safety aims to reach and inspire national and local leaders, professionals and youth with new ideas to take action in their country and community to push back against these rising threats and challenges.

To open Day 3, Robert Muggah of Igarapé Institute and Louise Fiil Hansen of SLA Architects will outline the biggest safety challenges for cities, looking in particular at public spaces and what cities can do to tackle these.

In our second panel, we look at how protests can become vehicles to fuel hate and polarisation in sometimes already polarised societies. Four experts from Bangladesh, Germany, Norway and the United States will highlight lessons learned from managing protests to prevent community tensions.

Over the past few years, terrorist attacks have become a major threat to cities across the world. In our final panel, speakers from European Forum for Urban Security, the Institute for Strategic Dialogue, and SLA Architects, will present tools that have been developed for cities to prepare for this eventuality. We will then consider these ideas in practice, focusing on the case study of Oslo which had to rebuild following a terrorist attack.

Politicians, policy-makers, practitioners, experts and youths from the public, private and civic sector are invited to join the conversation. Registration will be required ahead of the event.

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