Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) is defined as a multi-disciplinary approach to deterring criminal behaviour through environmental design. CPTED strategies rely upon the ability to influence offender decisions that precede criminal acts by affecting the built, social and administrative environment. It is pronounced sep-ted and is known by various labels or names around the world, such as Designing Out Crime and other acronyms.
2017 ICA Conference
My street, my neighbourhood, my city - CPTED in action
The 2017 conference was an impressive demonstration of the reach and diversity of the ICA "family". With more than 17 countries present the information and networking was elevated to new heights. Plan now to attend the 2019 Conference!
A New ICA White Paper - CPTED and Homelessness
CPTED and Homelessness is a product of the 2015 International CPTED Association conference. Authored by Gregory Saville and Randall Atlas, this paper offers guidelines to CPTED practitioners regarding homelessness.
For other ICA White Papers, click here
CPTED Manual For Police Implemented by 11 EU Organizations
A project co-funded by the European Union Prevention of and Fight against Crime Programme of the European Union has developed and implemented this manual for police throughout Europe and internationally. You can download this manual in 5 languages here or the english version here.
2017 is turning out to be an exciting year for the ICA. With several forums, conferences and training events being held around the globe there is little doubt the value of CPTED strategies is recognized to enhance our communities and address those complex issues every community has.
In June of this year several ICA Directors were honored to join our CPTED Honduras colleagues in Tela, Honduras for an amazing two days of information sharing and networking. With more than 200 people in attendance from Central America, USA, Canada, South America, UK, France and other European neighbors the information delivered was truly international and inspiring. Our Directors and colleagues that presented did all of us proud!
Gatherings like these magnify the value of membership with the ICA by connecting you to professionals, influencers and community leaders that have addressed many issues similar to what you are working on today. Beyond the great information, the CPTED family continues to grow and support each other. We hope to continue this very international flavor in Calgary with your presence!
ICA Executive Director