ICA webinar:

Multiculturalism, Inclusivity... CPTED

(25 February 2022)


“The views expressed in this webinar belong to our guest speakers and do not necessarily reflect the position of the ICA.”


The International CPTED Association is committed to promoting inclusivity and crime prevention by developing the global community across cultures, regions, languages and ethnicities. CPTED is based on theories that transcend these differences and it depends heavily on ‘unity in diversity’ for its theories and actions. 

Topics included:

  • The universality of the CPTED concepts
  • Some examples of relevance of the theories in different cultural contexts
  • Diverse interpretations and applications of CPTED in different regions
  • Importance of diversities in CPTED
  • How inclusivity is embedded in CPTED principles
  • How CPTED promotes inclusion
  • How exclusion and divisions threaten CPTED


Who should watch: CPTED professionals, safety and crime prevention specialists, public officials, safety consultants, police officers, academics, students, researchers, policy makers, urban development experts, criminologists, sociologists, social engineers, decision-makers, architects, urban planners & designers and others



Architect, Europe & Africa; CPTED France

Vanessa Grob (CPTED France) is an architect specialised in sustainable architecture and Regenerative PractitionerTM. She works designing in a bioclimatic (eco-friendly) way, which means taking care of the project site and its natural conditions, using natural materials, and integrating the know-how of the territory. These designs have been built in France, Italy, Chili, Guadeloupe, French Guyana, Ecuador, Algeria, Burundi and Rwanda. Vanessa hence brings with her the unique combination of experience of CPTED practices in the European Region and Africa.

Mail: v.grob.archi@gmail.com


Communicologist & Security Expert, ICA Regional Director, Latin America

Mercedes Escudero Carmona is a Communicologist and a specialist in security, risk analysis and socio-urban interventions for crime prevention and achieving peace territories. She is Regional Director for Latin America of the ICA, President of CPTED Mexico and founding partner, researcher and General Director of the Study Center in Citizen and Human Security. She has worked with various governments in Mexico and is a national-international lecturer and commentator specializing in security and prevention of violence and crime in various media.

Mail: mercedes.escudero@cpted.net


Architect & Academian, ICA Director, Asia @ICA

Dr. Kapoor is a practising architect and academician at the leading architectural schools of Delhi NCR. She is the first in South Asian region to pioneer ‘security through architectural design’, propagating the concepts of CPTED and counter terrorism through design. For this objective she is the Founder President of ‘Association for Building Security - India’s chapter of the ICA and a Director on the Board of the International CPTED Association (ICA). She is also the author and Chairperson of the SEQURE standards for design of buildings and rating systems. 

Mail: manjari.kapoor@cpted.net

ICA Mission Statement

To create safer environments and improve the quality of life through the use of CPTED principles and strategies