Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design
Communities throughout the country are utilizing CPTED principles in environmental change work and design with crime prevention in mind. City officials, planners, architects, law enforcement officers, neighborhood leaders, educators, and community leaders are working closely together to ensure the proper design of structures, schools, and neighborhoods to prevent crime and violence. During this workshop, participants will learn:
- How the design and use of the environment can control human/criminal behavior and reduce the fear of crime;
- How natural access control and natural surveillance decrease the opportunity for crime;
- How different aspects of lighting impact human behavior and other design strategies.
- Participants will work together on a site survey and provide a group presentation of their results using CPTED strategies. They will learn the advantages of having a CPTED ordinance and how to construct and present one to lawmakers.