The geography of fear
Urban destinations are particularly vulnerable targets for terrorist acts and safety is an important factor in creating equitable and sustainable cities. In this research project, we examine constructions and experiences of public safety in the juncture of lived, planned and symbolic urban space in ten Swedish urban destinations. Public safety is approached through a study of visitors’ experiences of safe destinations, municipal branding and communication designated to promote safety, and physical interventions in city centres to improve security.
The project runs for two years and is funded by the R&D Fund of the Swedish Tourism & Hospitality Industry (BFUF).
Project start date: January 2019
Project end date: December 2020