Welcome to Urban Securipedia

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Urban Securipedia is an urban safety and security knowledge base for local government and other organisations responsible for or involved in the safety and security of people and objects in the urban area. Examples of Securipedia users are: urban planners, municipality staff and law enforcement agencies responsible for the security of public space, and public event planners.

Urban Securipedia provides a structured approach to managing risk, providing practical tools for security concept development, security risk assessment and security technology evaluation, among others.

The knowledge within Urban Securipedia can be accessed either by selecting the aspect of interest, the urban area of interest or simply by searching for a keyword:

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Urban Securipedia came into existence under the EU FP7 project VITRUV and was designed to provide extensive security-related information and tooling for those involved in the design of urban areas (i.e. urban planners). Later, as a result of the EU ISF project PRoTECT, Urban Securipedia was updated to include information and tooling for protecting events held in public space against terrorist attacks.

An outline of the Urban Securipedia content is given in a Structure of the knowledge base.



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