|Trinity Square neighborhood, Providence, R.I. - photo Google Earth|
Residents from Providence participated in the recent Chicago SafeGrowth training to learn concepts from 1st and 2nd Generation CPTED and apply them to a small-scale trouble spot. By mastering the concepts at one location they can more easily apply them to others. They chose Trinity Square, an area that suffered 15 violence crimes, 10 property-related crimes, and over 200 police calls for service in the 6 months leading up to the class.
|Google Streetview of the Trinity Square bus stop prior to the SafeGrowth project - screenshot Google Earth|
As the Providence SafeGrowth team describe in their report “most of the activity on that site is negative in nature and works against the progress of positive growth with high levels of drug activity, panhandling, homelessness, and abandoned property.”
|Providence SafeGrowth team launches first Game Off at the cleaned bus stop|
|Providence police are partners on the SafeGrowth team|
They plan to run this regularly. They are committed to establishing a more positive environment at this location and re-establishing the Trinity Square area as a neighborhood asset.
Congratulations to the Providence SafeGrowth team.
|Friendly competition in Trinity Square's first Game Off event|