Securing our future

30 June 2010  •  Author(s): Geoff Dunmore, Chair of UITP Security Commission and Operational Security Manager, London Underground

2008 marked a turning point in the history of humanity. For the first time ever, more than half of the population (3.3 billion people) of the world now lives in urban areas. This figure is set to rise to five billion by 2030. This trend challenges the way urban spaces function. With mobility an essential element to support economic activity and social inclusion, and with many cities around the world already in gridlock due to congestion, public transport is a key part of the solution for greener, cleaner and more prosperous cities.

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