Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design
  • November 17, 2022
    11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Join us for a discuss of the evolution of CPTED over the past 50 years, its application within design, planning and existing communities and facilities. Anna will introduce the development and application of the SafeGrowth Model which uses CPTED as a tool and is an inclusive approach for residents/business owners/other stakeholders to address crime and safety alongside design professionals and police.

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) is a multi-disciplinary approach of crime prevention that uses urban and architectural design and the management of built and natural environments. CPTED strategies aim to reduce victimization, deter offender decisions that precede criminal acts, and build a sense of community among inhabitants so they can gain territorial control of areas, reduce crime, and minimize fear of crime. CPTED is pronounced ‘sep-ted’ and it is also known around the world as Designing Out Crime, defensible space, and other similar terms.

Anna BrassardANNA BRASSARD, BA, MEDes, MCIP, RPP is an independent planning and CPTED consultant located in Calgary, AB. She is a full member of the Canadian Institute of Planners and is a Registered Professional Planner with the Alberta Professional Planning Institute. She is a member of the International CPTED Association (ICA) and on the Board of the Directors of the new ICA – Canada Chapter (CPTED-PCAM Canada). She specializes in CPTED and SafeGrowth – a program that includes CPTED and takes a more holistic approach in address crime and safety. She was a contributing author of the book “SafeGrowth: Building Neighbourhoods of Safety and Livability”, published in 2018. Her Master’s thesis was the first academic work world-wide on 2nd Generation CPTED. She was an Adjunct Assistant Professor and Sessional Instructor at the School of Architecture, Planning Landscape Architecture (formerly EVDS), University of Calgary. She designed and delivered courses on community development and safety and supervised masters level theses on a variety of topics. She was a Sessional Instructor in the Faculty of Planning and Sustainability at the University of Northern British Columbia teaching Ecological Design to senior level undergraduate and graduate planning students.

Over the past 20-years Anna has practiced as professional planner both as an independent consultant and as an employee in the private and public sectors incorporating CPTED into strategic planning, crime prevention strategies, facility planning and master planning. She has presented her CPTED knowledge and experience at conferences across North America. She also facilitates workshops across North America on SafeGrowth (tools, governance models, and approaches to creating healthy, vibrant, and safe communities) to police, design professionals and community members.

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