Table of contents
Main body: Global Mayors Forum
- The question of allowing individual cities to operate independently from their government on immigration policies
- The question of limiting damage and casualties during natural disasters
- The question of securing safety in public places during the threat of terrorist attacks
The question of securing safety in public places during the threat of terrorist attacks
Issue in Global Mayors Forum
Over the past couple of years, an increasing amount of cities have had to deal with the threat of terrorist attacks. In some parts of the world, such as the Middle East, terrorist attacks have been a problem for a longer period of time. As well as causing casualties, terrorist attacks can temporarily disrupt daily life. Therefore, governments have come up with measures that are aimed at preventing terrorist attacks from happening. In Brussels, for instance, a so-called ‘lockdown’ was implemented in 2015 to prevent more terrorist attacks from happening, as there was a serious safety threat to the city. The city, following the multiple attacks on the city a few days prior to the lockdown. As a result of this lockdown, which was considered extreme by some, no more terrorist attacks were reported, which potentially saved many lives. Therefore, it is important for big cities to develop plans that ensure safety in areas before, during, and following a terrorist attack.
There are no questions for this issue.