“Rethinking Urban Infrastructure: Making Public Spaces Safer” is being held at the Hilton Garden Inn, 361 Queen Street, in downtown Ottawa May 27, 2019. In recent years, the protection of public spaces has progressed from the visible deployment of public resources such as metal detectors, armed police and concrete barriers to include undetectable protection built into existing and new infrastructure development. The program is intended to assist participants in understanding the creative and dynamic interplay between architecture, infrastructure and public safety.
The program features two prominent guest speakers, Mr. Dick Fadden, former National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister of Canada, and Mr. Ken Stewart, former Detective Chief Superintendent, Head of Crime and Counter-Terrorism in the City of London Police, United Kingdom. Following the speakers, there will be two Interactive Workshops (one hour each) where presenters will outline a series of security scenarios to guide participants in developing proactive plans which address possible outcomes. A light stand-up lunch will be served.
Who should attend? This is an emerging area of public policy interest and investment for security experts, urban planners and for architects, engineers and developers. Protection of public spaces offers distinct challenges to public and private sector decision-makers and the insurance industry.
There is no charge to attend the event, but registration is required, and space is limited. For details, go to https://dpa.ltd/infrasecure2019/.