Posted on 24 Sep 2020
More than half of the world’s population lives in cities, and it is predicted that by 2050 roughly two-thirds of all the people on our planet will live in urban areas. This creates opportunities but also challenges like drugs and organized crime.
On 5 October, World Habitat Day, The Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime (GI-TOC) will convene a webinar to discuss contemporary challenges of making cities safer. Among the topics to be discussed are:
- The impact of COVID-19 on urban drug markets;
- Militarized policing and its limitations;
- How violence spreads like an epidemic – and how to interrupt it;
- Lessons learned from alternative development for urban security;
- Promoting safer communities in vulnerable neighborhoods.
The webinar will build on GI-TOC’s recent report Protecting Communities: responding to the impact of urban drug markets, by Walter Kemp which was made possible thanks to the support of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.