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).

D2.1 The Changing Face of Urban Security Research

A Review of Accumulated Learning

Authors: Adam Crawford, Susan Donkin & Christine A. Weirich

The Full Review is intended to provide an overview and analysis of the accumulated knowledge developed through research over the last thirty years of urban security. Particular emphasis is accorded to the four IcARUS focus areas: (1)preventing juvenile delinquency; (2) preventing radicalisation leading to violent extremism; (3) preventing and reducing trafficking and organised crime; and (4) designing and managing safe public spaces.

In addition, specific attention and consideration is given to four cross-cutting themes that animate the IcARUS project: (1) governance and diversification of actors; (2) technological change; (3) gender; and (4) transnational and cross-border issues.

Results from Cross-Training Task

This report presents the results from the cross-training task in Design Thinking Methodology. It constitutes the output of the training sessions that were carried out in order to familiarise the consortium partners with the Design Thinking methodology and gain practical experience on how to implement Design Thinking.

Risk Management and Quality Assurance Plan

This report aims at establishing a consistent set of internal working procedures, processes and best practice guidelines and set quality standards for the project outcomes (Quality Assurance Plan). It also aims to identify and anticipate risks that may arise in the implementation of the project as well as specify risk management procedures and responsibilities (Risk Management Plan).

Project Management Guide

This report aims at establishing guidelines on the general and financial management of the project.

Creation of the project’s webpage and social networks

This report refers to IcARUS’ webpage and social networks.

Strategic Dissemination and Communication plan

The objective of this report is to provide a detailed overview on the dissemination and communication strategy that will be implemented during the IcARUS project.

Visual Identity

This report presents the visual identity of the IcARUS project, which will be used for all forms of communication and promotional purposes.

Guidelines to the Design Thinking implementation in IcARUS tasks

This present report aims at providing concrete guidelines for the integration and implementation of the Design Thinking approach within IcARUS tasks that involve end-users. In particular, these guidelines shall inform the organisation and setting of the subsequent workshops and training sessions the IcARUS project envisions.

Methodology for the Adoption of Design Thinking in Urban Security and Crime Prevention Initiatives

This report focuses on the adoption of the Design Thinking approach related to urban security and crime prevention. It aims at providing the theoretical ground on where to build the innovative methodology addressing urban security and crime prevention initiatives. The spotlight in this report is upon the theoretical path to follow for devising effective solutions: the aim of this proposed framework is not to provide practical assistance for urban security instruments.