"There is no one single solution available, conversely, multiple methods and techniques can be put in place to guarantee safety and security in public spaces. The techniques range from architectural design in order to rethink the design of public spaces keeping security into account in continuity to emerging technologies such as AI and predictive surveillance. Moreover, whenever new technologies could appear to be expensive in cost and questionable regarding privacy, or when it could be difficult to rethink and re-project public spaces, building an action plan in order to mitigate, prevent and manage crime events would be a viable solution" (ProTEct - Public Resilience using TEchnology to Counter Terrorism - Best Practices and Technologies)
The session Case studies: The protection of public spaces at practitioner level presented an overview of the PRoTECT best practices and case studies implemented by cities for the protection of public spaces.
It featured three keynote talks:
(1) Inspector Nick Thatcher (Metropolitan Police London, UK) - Project SERVATOR
(2) Dr. Giuseppe Cascavilla (Jheronimus Acadamy of Data Science, the Netherlands) - Best practices and solutions for protection of public spaces
(3) Dr. Meike Ramon (AFC Lab, Switzerland) - Super-Recognizers in Policing: Berlin Model for Super-Recognizer Identification