OVERVIEW Since early 2018, security has significantly deteriorated in Burkina Faso. The threat posed by jihadist groups, previously affecting the northern areas of the country (bordering Mali) mostly, has gradually spread to the eastern areas (on the border with Niger) and to the south-eastern areas (border with Benin and Togo). A sign of this progressive […]
Pool Re 2018 report - How the terrorist threat has evolved. Analysis by Umberto Saccone, President of the Board of Directors, IFI Advisory.
According to Italian legislation, tourism operators are also bound to guarantee adequate protection of travellers. The market offers different solutions to this end, not all of them up to the challenge.
Urban planning and redevelopment is a key tool in terms of security too. The so-called CPTED approach is based on the idea that well-organised urban spaces can help boost spontaneous surveillance, reinforce citizens’ sense of collective belonging, reduce perception of insecurity and facilitate police action.
In the past few years, there has been a rise in terrorist attacks involving the use of motor vehicles. Adequate urban planning may help reduce the risk of such events, combining security with the aesthetic standards of Western cities.