Briefing: Lessons from the 1st World Forum on Urban Violence and Education for Coexistence and Peace

Policy product type
LGiU essential policy briefing
Published date
July 24, 2017
Ivan Minguez Guillem, LGiU Associate
Issues Covered
  • combatting violence
  • increasing security
  • prevention
  • role of local government
Children's services and education, Crime, policing and community safety, Devolution, Democracy, Scrutiny and Governance, International, Voluntary Sector and Community Engagement

Cities are designed to foster positive human interaction, but cities also enable individuals with violent intentions to inflict damage on citizens. The first World Forum on Urban Violence conference, organised by the mayors of Madrid and Paris, explored with local government leaders how to increase security and reduce violence.

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