The International CPTED Association

CPTED and municipal governance

  • 29 Jun 2024
  • 14:00 - 15:30 (UTC)
  • Online (Live stream)

Disclaimer: “The views expressed in this webinar belong to our 

guest speakers and do not necessarily reflect the position of the ICA.”


More information available HERE

Register HERE



Saturday, 29 June 2024

14:00 GMT

08:00 MDT (e.g. Calgary)

10:00 CLST (e.g. Santiago)

10:00 EDT (e.g. New York) 

16:00 CEST (e.g. Amsterdam)

16:00 SAST (e.g. Pretoria)

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

00:00 AEST (e.g. Sydney)

02:00 NZST (e.g. Auckland)

Background information

Join us for an insightful webinar on Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) and its crucial role in municipal governance. As urban areas continue to grow, ensuring the safety and security of our communities becomes increasingly important. This webinar will explore how CPTED principles can be effectively integrated into municipal planning and governance to create safer, more resilient urban environments. 


Topics to be discussed include the following:

  • Structure of crime prevention at municipal level.

  • Aims and background of the research programme “Engage to Innovate”.

  • Applications of CPTED principles to make your community better.

  • Importance of applying CPTED at the municipal level.

  • Best practices on local level.


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 include any exceptional thoughts, cases or examples and invite the authors into the webinars. This is part of our effort to make webinars more interactive and inclusive

The webinar will be presented in English. 

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Who should attend? 

Architects, Municipal Council, urban planners, designers, 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 and others.




ICA Director, Canada

Elisabeth Miller, MCIP, is a municipal urban planner with a specialty in urban safety and SafeGrowth® .  Currently she is the Neighborhood Safety Coordinator responsible for implementing SafeGrowth® training and working with communities to identify issues, carry out risk assessments and safety audits, public engagement, and the implementation of safety recommendations. 

She also chairs the City of Saskatoon's CPTED Review Committee which is a partnership of various civic departments.Elisabeth is also responsible for organizing and co-teaching SafeGrowth® & CPTED courses to ensure that civic staff is appropriately trained. Over 200 people have been trained since 2000. Elisabeth joined the ICA Board of Directors in 2008 and was appointed as a Secretary in 2019.



Olga is a lawyer and the Director of Protection of Public Spaces and Human Safety Municipality in Puente Alto. She has a diploma in Public Policies and Citizen Security from the Alberto Hurtado University, and a CPTED diploma. Community work has been a characteristic of her work in the municipality, which has led her to develop different projects for the recovery of public spaces focused on working together with neighbors and the authority.



Claudia Heinzelmann is a social scientist with a focus on Urban Sociology. She was the founding managing director of the German-European Forum for Urban Security (DEFUS) and is currently head project manager of the German Prevention Congress - DPT. Since 2022, both organisations have formed the German Chapter of the ICA, known as Safer public spaces Germany.



ICA President

Macarena Rau Vargas has a background in architecture and a Master's Degree in Research and Philosophy of Architecture in Chile. She has recently completed her PhD in architecture and urbanism studies. She has extensive experience leading urban and public safety projects and initiatives in Chile, Latin America and the Caribbean. 

In 2008 Macarena founded PBK Consulting; a company that assists governments, companies and NGO’s with applying CPTED strategies in countries such asMexico, Honduras, Chile, Brazil etc. In this role she has particularly promoted the 2nd Generation CPTED.

Macarena has been the President of the International CPTED Association since 2017.


ICA Mission Statement

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