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Rapid urbanisation and security: Holistic approach to enhancing security of urban spaces

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posted on 20.09.2017 by Ksenia Chmutina, Lee Bosher
Rapid urbanisation, particularly driven by rural-urban migration, can pose a wide range of security challenges in the global south and global north. The management of such a transition, in terms of the provision of social goods and quality of life raises significant challenges. Security of contemporary urban environments has become more complex due to a greater range of risk drivers, many of which can be exacerbated by the observed and portended impacts of climate change. This chapter outlines the phenomena underlying the transition to urbanisation - and the security challenges that have been exacerbated by these transitions. In doing so this work a holistic approach to security and highlights a gradual trend in the increased securitisation of issues (such as climate change) that in the past were not considered part of typical ‘security’ dialogues. It also introduces a decision support framework that can aid a broad range of stakeholders in making decisions about the enhancement of security of urban spaces in a context of multiple threats exacerbated by these new security challenges.

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  • Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

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The Palgrave Handbook of Security, Risk and Intelligence

Pages

27 - 45

Citation

CHMUTINA, K. and BOSHER, L.S., 2017. Rapid urbanisation and security: Holistic approach to enhancing security of urban spaces. IN: Dover, R., Dylan, H. and Goodman, M.S. (eds.) The Palgrave Handbook of Security, Risk and Intelligence, Basingstoke: Palgrave MacMillan, pp. 27-45.

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Palgrave Macmillian

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SMUR (Submitted Manuscript Under Review)

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This book chapter was published in the book The Palgrave Handbook of Security, Risk and Intelligence. The definitive published version is available at https://www.palgrave.com/de/book/9781137536747.

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2017

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9781137536747;1137536748

Language

en

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