US CPTED ASSOCIATION SUMMIT by Joelle Hushen
The US CPTED Association is a national network that supports Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) Practitioners that utilize CPTED concepts to design safe and sustainable communities. CPTED is a multidisciplinary approach that supports elements from urban and architectural design, placemaking, tactical urbanism, community engagement, and security & safety. By combining strategies from these programs, it allows the Practitioner the opportunity to successfully apply them in a variety of settings. The CPTED premise is “the proper design and effective use of the built environment can lead to a reduction in incidents and fear of crime and improvement in quality of life.”
CPTED Practitioners now more than ever have an opportunity to shape and design communities. With support from the US CPTED Association, you now have a platform to share information and network with other practitioners in the United States. We promote change that not only creates safe and sustainable communities today but for the future. Including CPTED strategies as part of the process ensures a sustainable long-term program with the flexibility to adapt to a communities needs that will influence the next generation of CPTED Practitioners.