Doing a RAMP analysis helps you keep events safe!

Doing a RAMP analysis helps you keep events safe!

There are numerous tools one can use to map out the risks at public events. One of the most used tools is the RAMP analysis: a modelling technique that helps to define the crowd dynamics as crowds approach, circulate, and depart from the site. The acronym RAMP stands...
Controlling public protests by making contact

Controlling public protests by making contact

UK researchers Prof. Clifford Stott and Dr. Arabella Kyprianides recently published a report on police action at protests in Seattle in 2020. The main lesson is that the police should not treat the crowd as an adversary, but should make contact early on and build...
Astroworld: what can we learn from the tragedy?

Astroworld: what can we learn from the tragedy?

The Astroworld Festival near Houston turned into a tragedy on the evening of November 5, 2021. The atmosphere at the concert changed as disaster hit because of a crowd surge, resulting in multiple fatalities and serious injuries.  A Special Task Force on Concert...