Rick Krosenbrink is a PhD researcher and served as an officer at the Dutch Airmobile Brigade, as a project engineer at the rank of Captain at the Army Engineer Centre of Expertise, and as a research assistant at the Safety Analysis Center of NATO Headquarters in Brussels. His research work is focused on Urban Security that explores the relationship between urban design and public security. The research work encompasses design, security and urban life. It focuses on open security measurements and mechanisms of inclusion such as local empowerment, community resilience and human security. The research aims to describe positive security initiatives counter to the more negative modern-day dynamics of securitization. Rick studied Military Engineering at the Netherlands Royal Military Academy, Civil Engineering at University of Twente, and Governance of Security at VU Amsterdam.