Returning graduate to discuss how to make cities safer

Dr Allan Bonner (pictured), who founded crisis communications consultancy Allan Bonner Communications Management, will be visiting the Civil Safety and Security Unit on 29 July, where he received his MSc in Disaster Management, during a tour to promote his latest book Safer Cities.

Safer Cities, set for publication in August/September, proposes that municipal emergency plans, required by law, are not adequate, make rash assumptions and may actually be more responsible for harm than good. The overall message is to modernise, standardise and learn from each other’s best practices. 

While at the Unit he will meet with its Director Dr Simon Bennett, who contributed his own research to the book.

Dr Bennett said: "Allan Bonner is one of the Civil Safety and Security Unit's most dynamic and successful graduates. His books are read by CSSU's current students. His new book is a timely critique of civic emergency planning, much of which is found wanting. Safer Cities contains valuable information and advice for emergency planners. Given the Free World's deteriorating security situation, that advice should be heeded, and quickly." 

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