At present an active societal debate is going on in the Netherlands whether consumer fireworks should be banned. This debate follows from increasing violence directed at first aid responders, annually increasing arson and damage to public and private property. Out of curiosity and their interest in urban science and policy, TPM researchers Mikhail Sirenko, Trivik Verma, and Igor Nikolic decided to analyse the firefighter calls and support the debate with facts and figures.
Trivik Verma is attending the Technology, Management, and Policy Consortium @ The George Washington University in Washington, DC between 16-18 June, 2019 representing the faculty of TPM, TU Delft. He will be chairing one of the sessions.
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