|Looking down from the Calgary Tower observation deck - photo imgur at buzzfeed|
In 1996 there were few, if any, regional CPTED organizations and there were no international CPTED organizations. Even today it remains the only global association offering a certification program for CPTED practitioners.
The bi-annual conference is an ICA showcase for new theories, emerging practices, and creative ideas in crime prevention through environmental design.
The roster does not disappoint. Consider these topics:
- Translating CPTED into transport environment during London’s Olympics
- The return of displacement - CPTEDs nightmare
- Implementing CPTED from Queensland, Australia to Pompano Beach, Florida
- Urban design and criminality in Brazil
- The crime capital of Canada - a community response
- Inclusive urban spaces in Latin America for women
- Perspectives of crime and disorder in South Africa
- CPTED in cyber space
|Sunrise over Calgary, site of the 2015 CPTED conference - photo by Michael C, Tourism Calgary|
Michael Sutton is a criminologist from Nottingham Trent University in the UK and will talk about “The routine activity theory of crime masquerading as causality”
Dr. Randal Atlas, myself, and ICA Executive Director Barry Davidson will facilitate an open session about homelessness and CPTED and what practitioners might do to better respond.
Rachel Armitage, professor of criminology and director of the Secure Societies Instutute a the University of Huddersfield, UK and Chris Joyce of the West Yorkshire Police will present “Why my house; Exploring offender perspectives on risk and protective factors in residential housing design”
For more information see the ICA website.