The International CPTED Association


  • 25 Feb 2022
  • 07:00 - 08:30
  • Online (Live stream)


  • Please register using this link:

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


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Friday, 25 February 2022

14:00 GMT

07:00 MST (e.g. Calgary)

08:00 CST (e.g. Mexico City)

09:00 EST (e.g. New York) 

15:00 CET (e.g. Amsterdam)

19:30 IST (e.g. New Delhi)

22:00 HKT (e.g. Hong Kong)

01:00 (+1) AEDT (e.g. Sydney)

03:00 (+1) NZDT (e.g. Auckland)

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.

To showcase this, often misunderstood aspect of CPTED and its effectiveness in reducing crime and fear of crime, the ICA brings to you a long-awaited discussion between experts representing different races, regions, cultures and languages. The discussion will showcase CPTED experiences that highlight the relevance of CPTED theories to culturally, socio-economically and regionally diverse contexts. The presentations will also highlight how CPTED works best when used in heterogenous settings and needs equitability as a primary component. The objective is to identify the exact parameters of overcoming differences and divisions in the CPTED way.

Once the examples are shared, we will allow ample time for discussions and interactions with the audiences from across the world.

Topics will include: 

  • 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

We call for your inputs and views on the above and encourage you to mention if you have something to share on the topic. You may share your thoughts in the queries/discussion section during registration. Alternatively, you can also email questions/points to us or post them in the comment box during the live webinar session.

We may decide to include any exceptional thoughts, cases or examples and invite the audience into the webinar. This is in an effort to make webinars more interactive and inclusive.

Though our panelists are comfortable in different languages, the webinar will be presented in English with the support from translators.

Please share this with anyone who you think might benefit from learning more on this topic.

We look forward to connecting with you!

Who should attend: CPTED professionals, NGO representatives working in the field of crime prevention and community development, safety and crime prevention specialists, public officials, safety and security consultants, police officers, academics, students, researchers, policy makers, urban development experts, criminologists, sociologists, social engineers, decision-makers, architects, urban planners & designers, and others.




Europe & Africa

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.  



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.



ICA Director, Asia

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.


ICA Mission Statement

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