In Milan, as is often the case in urban areas experiencing rapid gentrification, escalating property costs and rents have given rise to a range of exclusionary policies. Read more about it in our Fellows 2023 Giorgio Fontana and Danilo Deninotti’s blog post.
In this comprehensive exploration of Lagos, the author delves into the dynamics of safety and security within these areas, highlighting the prevalence of gated communities and the roles of private security guards and vigilantes.
In his latest blog post, Samson explores the localized terminology for criminal activities and highlights concerns such as car hijackings and street shootings, often attributed to socioeconomic inequalities and a failing justice system.
Phionah Uhuru's text highlights the alarming security situation in Kenyan cities, particularly Nairobi, which experienced a 14.4% increase in reported crimes in 2021. The text also raises questions about the reliability of CCTV systems in addressing the city's security challenges.
As part of our Fellowship Program 2023, Monica Sanchez's blogpost explores how the 20th-century automobile revolution transformed cities, compromising pedestrian-centric urban designs and causing adverse effects on public spaces and safety.
Samson's latest blog post explores the contrasting security architectures of Lagos and Johannesburg, shedding light on their unique approaches to law enforcement and the challenges they face.
Read about Hannah Mackaness’ experience working in advertising technology to collaborating with the Edgelands Institute. The author highlights the need for public education on the complexities of surveillance, data collection, and targeting in the digital age.
In March 2023, a Social Laboratory was established in Cúcuta. The meetings aimed to assess Cúcuta's current security situation, address challenges, and explore the potential impact of digital security solutions while working towards a practical proposal for the city.