The linkage between urban security, sustainability and development

Antônio Sampaio is Research Associate for Security and Development at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), United Kingdom.

Within the last decades, Latin America has faced multiple challenges to enhance a climate of security in urban areas. The citizen security programmes implemented in Medellin (Colombia) and the initiative of the Pacifying Police Units in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) are a commitment to the implementation of two practical tools to promote development and sustainability in cities: coordination of public policy and connection between security agendas. Read more