Franz Vanderschueren

Franz Vanderschueren is Director of the Center for Citizen´s Security, Universidad Alberto Hurtado, Santiago, Chile, and Coordinator of the team of technical advisers of UN-HABITAT/Global Network on Safer Cities.

Urban security, understood as the absence of a serious threat with regards to criminality and the subjective perception of protection, today depends on various structural and local factors.Urbanization worldwide has reached more than half of the world’s population and has become one of the first structural aspects that influence cities and their security.