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

Project: EU project

Project Details


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.
Effective start/end date1/06/1331/05/16

Collaborative partners

  • VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
  • Ulster University
  • Selex SI
  • Tecnalia Research & Innovation (TRI)
  • University of Wuppertal
  • Lonix Oy
  • Building Design Partnership Ltd.
  • Leighfisher Ltd.
  • Ayuntamiento de Bilbao
  • City of Genova
  • University of Warwick
  • Leonardo S.p.A
  • Future Analytics Consulting Ltd (lead)

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities

Funding category

  • EU-FP7