LANGUISH AFTER SAFETY IN THE URBAN LIFE
In the contemporary city safety issue became very important due to every day threats from basic criminal actions to the extreme acts of terrorism. The quality of urban life, freedom of mobility, enjoying the open space and various events depend of realistic situation but also personal feeling. It seems that we (as citizens or travelers), are desperately seeking for calmness and easiness, so this anxiety is rising a logic question can we help somehow as professionals, beside the measures that are in scope of society –government and politics.
The urban strategies for safer places are different, from more surveillance by police, security sector, cameras – CCTV or voluntary organized citizens, to the technical and urban design elements that basically protect, reduce attempts of threats, minimize casualties of assaults or even limit excess to the selected points of interest. The new doctrine is between two goals: to have lovable, in appearance and identity still original space and to provide all elements of defense urban design and architecture standards. It is not easy to produce something that will fulfill all demands, especially because in some aspects the differences are great, but it is good to keep in mind that the care for space is crucial for care about users and their urban habits.
Key words: safety, threats, space, urban design
PhD Degree. University of Belgrade, Faculty of Architecture in 2010, Doctoral thesis ‘’Urban Planning and Architectural Design Elements for Providing Higher Level of Safety in the Urban Public Places’’. Obtained preference Research Associate in 2015.
Since 2001 employment in Urban Planning Institute of Belgrade. Realization of more than 15 detailed plans and spatial analysis as a team leader and in the cooperation. Professional licenses for architectural design and urban planning.
Member of Executive Board of Urban planners Department in Serbian Chambers of Engineers, since 2009, position of president, since 2013, Member of the Management board of the Chamber.
Published books: ‘’Urban Land in Process of Transition’’ (2002, Zadužbina Andrejević - ACADEMIA, Belgrade), ‘’Safety of Urban Spaces’’ (2013, Orion Art, Belgrade).
Regular participation on scientific conferences and publishing articles in professional and scientific magazines.