The purpose of the following study is to investigate the ways in which the risk of terrorist attacks influences how the urban fabric of Copenhagen is structured. Through an investigation of how the risk of terrorist threats is understood, conveyed and mediated by the authorities, the project aims to determine the level of threat on which the paradigm of a counter-terrorism takes its point of departure. Furthermore, the study seeks to understand how urban processes, initiated by a heightened level of security risk, helps to produce and reproduce places and what characteristics constitute what makes an urban space a potential target for terrorist attacks. With a theoretical framework based on theoretical concepts and understandings found in the works of prominent urban geographers, such as Stephen Graham and Jon Coaffee, the report seeks to analyse the ways in which Copenhagen is being transformed into a more resilient city, militarised and defiant urban space. Subsequently, the project attempts to assess how the paradigm of securitisation and the establishment of a more resilient city might shape the ways in which the urban fabric and geography of Copenhagen could, and perhaps should, evolve in the future.
|Uddannelser||Geografi, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat|
|Udgivelsesdato||1 jun. 2016|
|Vejledere||Thomas Theis Nielsen|