Pontus Westerberg
Pontus Westerberg Programme Management Office, Innovation, people-centered smart cities, public participation and technology partnerships. UN-Habitat Barcelona, Spain


Pontus leads initiatives on digital technologies, people-centered smart cities and open innovation at UN-Habitat. He has advised governments on digital inclusion, civic technologies, smart cities and urban innovation in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe. He represents UN-Habitat in the steering group of the Cities for Digital Rights Coalition, the UN Working Group on Artifical Intelligence and is an adviser to the Block by Block Foundation.


Save to calendar 18-11-2021 12:00 18-11-2021 13:30 Europe/Madrid Meeting Urban Safety Challenges

Urban safety includes both the objective problem of safety and the subjective individual or collective sense of safety. Digital technologies may contribute to improving both objective safety and the individual feeling, for example in the case of cybersecurity, surveillance or emergency response. But are the challenges of urban security related to the use of new technologies and civil rights or are we facing new situations of insecurity for specific groups?

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