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Penn State Extension: Crime Prevention through Environmental Design
March 16, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Crime Prevention through Environmental Design
1.25 CM credits (pending approval)
Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design or CPTED (pronounced sep-ted) suggests that the design of buildings, landscaping and outdoor environments can either encourage or discourage crime. CPTED attempts to minimize crime and the fear of crime by reducing criminal opportunity and fostering positive social interaction among the users of a space.
The proper design and effective use of the built environment can lead to a reduction in the fear of crime and the incidence of crime, and to improvement in the quality of life. The three elements of CPTED are Territoriality, Surveillance and Access Control. Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) is a planning process that adds depth and data to any community-centered project.
This webinar will discuss CPTED concepts, the planning and engagement process and hear successful case studies. By using CPTED concepts and making changes to the built environment that will prevent property and violent crime, a community will be better positioned to improve the quality of life for residents and visitors, while addressing social, racial, and economic inequities.