PARIS — When you think about Paris, it’s not that long ago that the city was home to the world-famous Stade de France, where the French national soccer team won four gold medals.
Now, as the world gears up for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Paris is on the rise.
Its population has swelled from 9 million to almost 20 million, and its subway system has expanded from just over 300 stations to more than 2,000.
The country’s unemployment rate has dropped to a historic low, with just over 1 million people out of work in 2015.
But the city is still plagued by deadly attacks, and the threat of terrorist attacks looms.
To help prevent attacks, Paris has revamped its subway, which it has built with the help of the $100 billion Paris 2024 project.
It has expanded the city’s emergency shelters, launched a new subway system, upgraded its air and water quality and increased the number of security checkpoints.
The city has also taken several steps to fight terror, including setting up a centralized surveillance system, deploying 3,000 police officers and deploying a team of 100 security officers to guard the Elysée Palace.
Paris also is looking to increase the number and quality of the training offered to security officers.
But while the city has improved its security, there are still challenges, experts say.
Some Parisians are frustrated with the city�s lack of police training.�We want police officers to be trained for terrorism,� said Philippe Brouet, a sociologist at the Paris Saint-Germain University.
Brouet said Parisians� lack of security has been on the radar of security experts for years, but it took time to make a difference.
In 2014, Paris had nearly 200 attacks, compared with more than 1,400 for the same period last year, according to the Paris prosecutor�s office.
But Brouets research found that most of the people in Paris who were attacked were young, male and French citizens, including tourists.
He says he wants to see more training for police officers.
Bouvet said Paris�s police training has been lacking.
He believes that a lack of training, coupled with a lackadaisical attitude toward security, has been the root cause of Paris� recent security failings.
Broues study also found that about one-third of police officers surveyed had a personal connection to a terrorist organization, while less than half of police also had a family member who was a member of the group.
Bougets study also shows that many officers had never heard of a terrorist group, and that some officers have a low level of knowledge about it.
Paris�s city hall has been a leader in efforts to improve security and training.
It introduced new security measures in 2015 and 2016 to increase police visibility.
Last year, Paris also launched an online portal to help people get trained.
But it is still a work in progress.
On Wednesday, a new city councilor, Jean-Yves Le Gall, plans to introduce a bill to increase public security and train more officers.
Le Gall also wants to create a new training center for police.
The new city hall will also develop a police training curriculum.
Le Gall has also been pushing to make Paris a city where people feel safe, and to strengthen the citywide security plan.
�The French government needs to be a bit more proactive,� Le Gall said.
It is also important to make the city safer, he added, by encouraging more police to patrol and enforce the law.