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Holistic Approach to Resilience and Systematic Actions to make Large Scale UrbaN Built Infrastructure Secure

Objective

For the first time, more than 50% of the world's population live in urban areas. By 2050, c. 70% of people are likely to be city dwellers, compared with less than 30% in 1950. This trend brings with it increased security and safety threats in urban areas, not least to urban built infrastructure. The central aim of HARMONISE (A Holistic Approach to Resilience and Systematic ActiOns to Make Large Scale UrbaN Built Infrastructure SEcure) is to develop a comprehensive, multi-faceted, yet mutually-reinforcing concept for the enhanced security, resilience and sustainability of large scale urban built infrastructure and development.
Large scale urban built infrastructure is a critical component within the intertwined networks of urban areas, which include not only physical components, but also integrated hardware and software aspects. To date, a comprehensive and holistic approach to improve the resilience and security of large scale urban developments (i.e. shopping centres/areas, sports venues or business centres with underground transportation nodes) against attacks and disruptions, has not been developed thoroughly.
HARMONISE will be grounded in a holistic view of innovation, and will advocate synergies with, and augmentation of, relevant existing, past or ongoing projects. The project recognises the necessity to improve the design of urban areas and increase their security against, and resilience, to new threats. Specifically, HARMONISE seeks to deliver (a) a holistic urban resilience integrated information platform; (b) a suite of innovative tools (toolkit hosted within the HARMONISE platform); (c) greater understanding and awareness of urban security and resilience vis-a-vis dissemination activities; and, (d) commercialisation opportunities among emerging new markets in this field. HARMONISE will result in significant resilience enhancement methods for large scale urban built infrastructure.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/software
  • /social sciences/economics and business
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development

Call for proposal

FP7-SEC-2012-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

FUTURE ANALYTICS CONSULTING LIMITED
Address
Fitzwilliam Square 23
D02 RV08 Dublin
Ireland
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 537 943
Administrative Contact
William Hynes (Dr.)

Participants (13)

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT

Participation ended

Finland
Address
Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Teuvo Uusitalo (Mr.)
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 454 144
Address
Tekniikantie 21
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Teuvo Uusitalo (Mr.)
UNIVERSITY OF ULSTER
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 357 200
Address
Cromore Road
BT52 1SA Coleraine
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Peadar Davis (Dr.)
SELEX ES SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 319 200
Address
Piazza Monte Grappa 4
00195 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Anna Maria Colla (Dr.)
FUNDACION TECNALIA RESEARCH & INNOVATION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 291 478
Address
Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Gipuzkoa Paseo Mikeletegi 2
20009 Donostia/san Sebastian (Gipuzkoa)
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Christian Perez (Mr.)
BERGISCHE UNIVERSITAET WUPPERTAL
Germany
EU contribution
€ 265 640
Address
Gauss-strasse 20
42119 Wuppertal
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ulrike Hartig (Mrs.)
LONIX OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 299 760
Address
Teollisuuskatu 33
FI-00510 Helsinki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Anu Kätkä (Mrs.)
BUILDING DESIGN PARTNERSHIP LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 354 120
Address
Piccadilly Basin, Ducie Street 11
M60 3JA Manchester
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Leanne Ferguson (Mrs.)
LEIGHFISHER LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 193 280
Address
Eskdale Road 1180
RG41 5TU Winnersh
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Brian Arrowsmith (Mr.)
AYUNTAMIENTO DE BILBAO
Spain
EU contribution
€ 64 686
Address
Plaza Ernesto Erkoreka 1
48007 Bilbao
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Pedro Luís Izaga Alonso (Mr.)
COMUNE DI GENOVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 96 320
Address
Via Garibaldi 9
16124 Genova
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Sara Piana (Ms.)
THE UNIVERSITY OF WARWICK
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 260 000
Address
Kirby Corner Road - University House
CV4 8UW Coventry
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Peter Hedges (Dr.)
LEONARDO - SOCIETA PER AZIONI
Italy
Address
Piazza Monte Grappa 4
00195 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ing. Alessandro Ambrosetti (Mr.)