DESURBS started on January 1, 2011 and runs for 48 months.
DESURBS is making advances in creating safer urban spaces through the following developments:
1. An urban space security case database that includes disasters and 'near misses' that resulted in injury or loss of life, damage to urban spaces or the surrounding natural environment
2. An integrated security and resilience (ISR) design framework that engages local stakeholders for identifying vulnerabilities and improving urban spaces with respect to security threats and hazards.
3. Comprehensive and generic supporting tools including urban resilient design guidelines and risk and vulnerability assessment methods to facilitate the qualitative ISR assessment process.
4. A web-based Decision Support System Portal integrating the project's outputs and including tailored visualization and mapping tools to help end users better understand the vulnerabilities and design possibilities for improving the safety and security of urban areas.
The DESURBS project is co-funded by the European Commission within the Seventh Framework Programme under the Security theme.