D2.4 Roadmap for the Improvement and Definition of Tools
Authors: Adam Crawford, Susan Donkin & Christine A. Weirich
The aim of this Roadmap is to provide a guiding analytic framework that highlights strategic principles, design constraints, programme requirements and the parameters to be taken into account in defining, as well as in designing and implementing, urban security tools and strategies.
It seeks to draw out from the descriptive findings of the two Reviews the key prescriptive principles, constraints and guidance that focus on the practical question of: what should be done? It is not intended to serve as a catalogue of ‘pick-and-mix’ practices or tools that might be appropriated, adopted or transferred to new contexts.
This Roadmap should also provide an accessible resource to guide and assist urban security practitioners and policy-makers across Europe in fashioning research-informed, innovative strategies. Hence, where possible, this Roadmap is written to guide practitioners keen to learn from the research knowledge and accumulated best practice experiences. It seeks to provide actionable knowledge with generalisable application. However, it comes with the important caveat, which echoes throughout the State-of-the-Art Review, that all urban security interventions are shaped and their effectiveness influenced by the contexts that sustain them and the implementation processes through which they are enacted and delivered.
It draws directly on the key lessons and insights from the State-of-the-Art Review of the accumulated research knowledge base (Task 2.1) and the Inventory of Tools and Practices (Task 2.2), as well as the Critical Review of ‘What Works’ arising from the IcARUS Consortium workshop held in Berlin on 12-13th April 2022 (Task 2.3).
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