The International CPTED Association

CONFERENCE: 2019 International CPTED Association Conference, 28-30 August, 2019

  • 28 Aug 2019
  • (CDT)
  • 30 Aug 2019
  • (CDT)
  • Cancun, Mexico


2019 International CPTED Association Conference

Cancun, Mexico, Quintana Roo, 28-30 August, 2019

CPTED: Urban Safety & Human Security

We are delighted to inform you that the call for abstracts for our 2019 International CPTED Conference is now open. The Conference will be held in Cancun, Mexico, 28-30 August, 2019, at Iberostar Cancun Hotel ( There will be a range of international speakers sharing their knowledge and experience on the topic of CPTED: Urban Safety & Human Security.

Please find below information regarding the conference subthemes.


1. Environment and Sustainable Development

According to the United Nations (UN), sustainable development "meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs." Sustainable development consists of three pillars for balanced development: economic development, social development and environmental protection.

2. Citizen Participation and Community Cohesion

Community cohesion is an integral process by which individuals and communities can reach their full potential. This process is multidimensional and multifactorial and depends on various dimensions or components that are interrelated and interdependent.

In short, community cohesion seeks to address the rights, responsibilities and obligations of all citizens. Building community cohesion should not result in disadvantage to any one group within the community. Rather, interaction fosters local identification, belonging and pride and encourages citizens to actively participate in improving quality of life in their neighborhoods and communities. In this context, division, tensions and conflicts are identified and addressed respectfully for a well-functioning community.

3. Prevention of Violence

Violence is intentional use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against oneself, another person or a group or community, that either results in, or has a high likelihood of resulting in, injury, death, psychological harm, impaired development or other forms of hardship.


The outcome of submissions accepted for presentation will be announced on 28th February.

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Note: Speakers and presenters will have to cover their own travel and accommodation expenses, however, the speakers whose papers have been accepted for presentation at a conference session will receive a hotel booking discount code. 

ICA Mission Statement

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