Securing Global Cities: Best Practices, Innovation, and the Path Ahead
"Today, more than half of the world’s population lives in cities. Over the
next 30 years, that figure will likely increase to 66 percent.
This breakneck pace of urban development, coupled with globalization
and increased access to information, is changing geopolitics and global
Securing cities may be emerging as the central challenge of our day.
Security for the individuals, communities, businesses, infrastructure,
and institutions making up urban areas is crucial in its own right....
...Through conversations with hundreds of practitioners, academics, civic
leaders, and government officials over the course of the past
year—dialogues that took place in a dozen cities in five countries—we
have identified several best practices and principles that should inform
the urban security mission."
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