Feb 18

Find us at the 2020 National Walking Summit!

The national walking movement has always been informed by local work to create safer, more accessible, well-connected networks of mobility. There is no one-sized fits all solution– strategies that are employed to create safer walking environments must reflect the history, culture, and background of each community. With that in mind, America Walks has decided to embrace the opportunities brought on by these changes and redefine the National Walking Summit to focus on localized geographic-based convenings that will feature the unique characteristic of each place and will highlight the home-grown solutions and adaptations that are at work in communities.

The Summit will celebrate and identify local approaches and applications of national solutions that feature projects, programs, and practitioners that are creating safe, accessible, equitable, and enjoyable places to walk and be physically active. Join us on March 10 and 11th in St. Louis, MO!

Session Information:

Place-based CPTED for Safe Communities

This workshop will start with a classroom session of the history, background and core learning objectives of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED). CPTED is a proactive technique in which the design and effective use of the built environment can lead to a reduction in the fear of and incidents of crime and asocial behavior. Day 1 will be a classroom session to introduce participants to CPTED principles, public education techniques, and programmatic and operational measures for improving public space. Participants will learn how to perform a CPTED assessment. On Day 2, participants will break into small groups and travel to a local site to test their knowledge by completing a CPTED assessment in the field. Groups will return to the classroom before the end of the session to give presentations on their findings and have a discussion as a group. Workbook will be provided.

Educational Objectives include:

  • Understanding of CPTED and how it is applied to public space
  • How the psychological design of space can influence user decisions
  • How placemaking can be used as a crime prevention method
  • Programmatic and operational strategies that use CPTED

Presenter: Britt Storck