Welcome to the Urbaneye Project
On the Threshold to Urban Panopticon?
For more than four decades we witness the proliferation of video surveillance
(closed circuit television - CCTV) in Europe. During the 1990s its presence
exploded in public accessible space in many European countries. It is
this common trend which the URBANEYE project addresses.
It is a comparative research project analysing the employment of CCTV
in public accessible space in Europe which shall assess its social effects
and political impacts in order to finally outline strategies for its regulation.
The URBANEYE project was realised by a multidisciplinary team assembling
criminologists, philosophers, political scientists, sociologists and urban
geographers from six countries. It was co-ordinated by the Centre
of Technology and Society at the Technical University of Berlin. Its
overall duration was 30 months and the Final
Report was submitted in August 2004.
The research is supported by the European Commission as part of the Key
Action "Improving the Socio-Economic Knowledge Base" within the Fifth
Framework Programme. However, the content of this website does not necessarily
reflect the views of the European Commission regarding these issues.