Vulnerable Cities

Recent tragic events in Brussels, Jerusalem, Aleppo, Bagdad and Paris demonstrate all too well the vulnerability of cities and urban life to urban violence and armed conflict. Global and national politics seem to have imploded into the urban world and led to the proliferation of urban wars and outbursts of violence in cities, developments which undoubtedly pose severe challenges to conflict prevention and peacebuilding. An overview of existing research identifies a significant gap on the vulnerable city in the nexus of urban violence, armed conflict, and conflict prevention.

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Recent tragic events in Brussels, Jerusalem, Aleppo, Bagdad and Paris demonstrate all too well the vulnerability of cities and urban life to urban violence and armed conflict. Global and national politics seem to have imploded into the urban world and led to the proliferation of urban wars and outbursts of violence in cities, developments which undoubtedly pose severe challenges to conflict prevention and peacebuilding. An overview of existing research identifies a significant gap on the vulnerable city in the nexus of urban violence, armed conflict, and conflict prevention.

Latest Activities

Workshop on spatiality of urban violence in the postwar city completed March 8, 2019 - The research group organized a stimulating workshop that successfully brought ... Read More
Workshop on the spatiality of violence in postwar cities February 22, 2019 - The project group is organizing a workshop on the spatiality ... Read More
Our project members are co-hosting a panel on urban violence in troubled cities February 12, 2019 - Project members Emma and Ivan are together with Jonathan Rokem ... Read More