There is an opportunity in Nordic cities to create safe, inspiring and attractive spaces where urban safety planning and security go hand in hand with open and democratic public spaces. At the summit, we officially launched a new collaboration titled ‘Safe Spaces Task Force’ between Nordic Safe Cities and SLA. This new task force is established to engage member cities to rethink how they keep their urban spaces safe, secure and livable.
The Safe Spaces Taskforce invites member cities to join the work in 2020 and over one year get insights and sparring on a local urban development project. The task force will base and develop its work around local upcoming or existing projects selected in the member cities and help create more safety and liveability in of three safe spaces focus areas in the cities: 1)Urban/public spaces 2)Neighbourhoods 3)Buildings.
During the year cities will get sparring from city planners, architects, anthropologists, experts, and other participating cities to enable trust, safety, and quality of life in your urban spaces.
The task force will work in the following process centered around three sessions:
Phase 1: (January – March) Identify and analyse cases brought into the Task Force by participating cities. The first session concerning this will be held in Copenhagen on the 17th of March 2020.
Phase 2: (April – June) Develope strategy, concept, and actions on the local challenge. The second session will take place as a ‘side-event’ at the Nordic Safe Cities Innovation Camp, in Aalborg May 5th-6th where task force members for 24 hours will go into depth with developing tangible solutions to the city.
Phase 3: (August – November) will focus on testing and executing in the cities participating. The third session of the task force will meet in Oslo in September.
Phase 4: (November – December) will give you a possibility to showcase your learnings with other member cities in the Nordic Safe Cities network at a one-day event held at the end of 2020.
It is not mandatory to participate here for task force members.
As a task force member and participant, it is expected that you will participate in the three sessions in phases 1-3 and spend time before and after to work and prepare and improve your local project.
Participation is free for Nordic Safe City members. You pay for flights and accommodation your self.
To sign up or get more information, please contact:
Lotte Fast Carlsen