Newsletter – April 2017

The theft sensor device for  participatory sensing City Risks is now completing the design of the theft detection sensor to be employed in a participatory sensing […]

A brief technical description of the project

The core platform designed by City.Risks comprises an infrastructure for managing user communities and policies, that will allow citizen users to specify their profile and preferences: […]

City.Risks is investigating crime perception in London, Sofia and Rome

A survey has been conducted in the three cities to investigate citizens’ perception of urban crime and their attitude in using ICT to improve safety in everyday life. […]

Meet City.Risks in the upcoming Conference of the Major Cities of Europe in Florence

The 2016 conference will be a journey of discovery to determine what City Renaissance means in the Digital Age. It will start by exploring current experiences which are at the leading edge of developments. It will move on to consider actual pilots and implementations, and it will conclude with a look into what the future may hold. As always, this annual event will host distinguished speakers from European cities alongside worldwide experts from ICT providers and academia.

How a smartphone could find your stolen bike

Your smartphone could become part of a city-wide safety network that can track down stolen goods and warn you if you’re about to enter a crime hotspot.
Modern smartphones have enough processing power to render augmented reality, where standard images are overlaid with data and annotations, while Bluetooth enables close-range radio communication between devices.
These capacities are being linked together to make city dwellers safer by an EU-funded research project called City.Risks which has developed an app that networks all the smartphones in an area through an operations centre.

New project targets European security app

A European research project is about to get under way where the focus will be on safety and security in European cities. Along with Malmö University, centres of education, local authorities and companies from six European countries will be involved. The budget for the project will be 40 million kronor.
Within a few years, tourists visiting European cities will be able to download an app that will help them make their way around new and unknown cities as safely as possible.