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

Join us at EISA on 14 September September 4, 2019 - The project will be well represented at the upcoming EISA ... Read More
Panel on Urban Violence in Troubled Cities at RGS-IBG 2019 September 3, 2019 - Project members Emma Elfversson and Ivan Gusic, together with Jonathan ... Read More
Special issue: The Spatiality of Violence in Postwar Cities August 7, 2019 - Following our workshop in March, we can now announce that ... Read More