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Please find the upcoming US CPTED Associations CPTED Events listed below.

Feb 7 - 9
3 Day US CPTED Association Inaugural Conference
  • February 7 – 9, 2023
  • 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM EST
  • University of South Florida Marshall Student Center
    4202 E. Fowler Avenue
    MSC 2nd Floor Ballroom A & B
    Tampa, FL 33620
  • The US CPTED Association is hosting it’s inaugural conference to provide information, support and networking for CPTED Practitioners. US CPTED Association members receive a $75 discount code for conference registrations. Code will be emailed to members.


    • Being held at the University of South Florida in Tampa

    • February 7 – 9, 2023

    • Single track format

    • $75 Member discount

    • Profession specific panels

    • State of the Association presentation

    • Association Financial Overview presentation

    • NICP CPD Holders can renew the CPD credential by attending the conference

    Summit Agenda

    Day 1

    Tuesday February 7, 2023

    8:00 AM – 8:30 AM Registration / Morning Snacks

    8:30 AM – 9:00 AM Welcome – Special Guests – Introduction of US CPTED Association Directors, Introduction of Sponsors / Vendors

    9:00 AM – 9:50 AM “ISO 22341 – The New CPTED Standard and How to Implement”

    • Mark Schreiber, CPP, CPD – Safeguard Consulting

    In 2021, a revolutionary new ISO standard was released that was the first to address the practice of CPTED. To address the international demand for this standard, groups of CPTED professionals across the globe convened to provide input and modifications to this document to advance it to the useful document that it is today. In this session, one of the lead contributors to this standard, Mark Schreiber, CPD, will give the history of this standard and its process, and the role that his team representing ASIS International performed. In addition to reviewing the challenges of an international CPTED standard, Mr. Schreiber will also review the document itself, explaining the purpose of each section of the document and how it can be practically implemented for any organization.

    10:00 AM – 10:50 AM “Use Permit Stipulations for Safer Shelters and Transitional Housing”

    • Brian Kornegay CPD, ISCPS – Phoenix, AZ Police Department

    Much of the country is experiencing challenges with the unsheltered, but how do we provide short-term shelter and long-term housing for those in need that is both safe and secure, and with the support of the existing businesses and residents in the area? Traditional emergency shelters are often full and many of the people in need of shelter refuse to use them due to safety and security concerns for themselves and their belongings. Although many understand the need for additional shelters, few want it in their “back yard.” We will look at several projects, including one specifically for 55 and older homeless persons (one of the most rapidly growing homeless demographics) where we tried to overcome these obstacles. Interviews were done with both the intended end users and existing residents and businesses. Through the “Use Permit” process, we were able to get “stipulations” to the use permits to ensure safe design and security elements were incorporated as well as annual reviews of the projects, and with the support of area residents

    11:00 AM – 11:50 AM “How to use a charrette model to co-create CPTED strategies with residents and stakeholders? “

    • Linda N. Nubani , Ph.D. – Assistant Professor in Interior Design in the School of Planning, Design, and Construction at Michigan State University

    12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch on your own

    1:00 PM – 1:50 PM Presentation “Fixed is the New Fancy: CPTED & Maintenance Planning for Parks”

    • Jamie Rae Walker, PhD. Emily Gunderson, Jeongseup Lee, and Kelsey Coats – Texas A & M University

    Parks provide great places for community activities and benefits. They are also prime targets for vandalism, illicit uses, and maintenance issues. Community survey data indicates park maintenance impacts use and safety perceptions. Join us as we explore the value of applying the CPTED framework in parks, examples of CPTED policies and procedures in park operation plans, and the impacts of CTPED on reclaiming and reinvigorating deteriorating parks.

    2:00 PM – 2:50 PM “CPTED Issues in the Emerging Legalized Cannabis Market”

    • William Wann – Sacramento Police Department Sergeant (retired)

    As cannabis has become legalized in various jurisdictions across the United States, the owners of cannabis business have had to adjust from an illegal and hidden business to a legal business. This transition has presented various challenges from a CPTED perspective. The presenter will discuss several CPTED challenges related to his experience as a CPTED practitioner during the transitional period from illegal to legal in California.


    3:00 PM – 4:30 PM “Community Planning & CPTED Panel Session”

    • Panel Moderator: Jamie Rae Walker, PhD. – Texas A & M University

    The practice of CPTED by those in professional roles supporting communities, cities, municipalities, and other groups of citizens. This includes City Planners, Non-Profit companies, Community Planning Professionals/Consultants, Law Enforcement, etc.

    4:30 PM Summit Announcements

    After Hours USCA Social Event

    4:30 PM – 6:30 PM
    Food & Drink Provided

    Day 2

    Wednesday February 8, 2022

    8:30 AM – 9:00 AM Announcements – Morning snacks

    9:00 AM – 9:50 AM “Applying CPTED to a Public Park, Durham, NC”

    • Lindsey Smart, AICP, CPD – City of Durham, NC

    In 2017, the West End and Lyon Park neighborhoods of Durham, North Carolina made a call for action in the City’s Lyon Park. The neighborhoods wanted lighting, cameras, call boxes, more foot patrols, and better maintenance for Lyon Park. The interest and advocacy for improvements to the park-initiated discussions with parks staff which launched a Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) assessment of the park and surrounding neighborhoods. The process began with discussions with engaged park users and neighborhood residents to listen to their concerns and the development of a CPTED assessment tool for public park space. During the next six to eight months, assessments for land use, crime data, geographic proximity, demographic data, historic investments, user surveys, and the four CPTED principles (Natural Surveillance, Natural Access Control, Territory Reinforcement, and Maintenance) were performed. The assessments resulted in a series of recommendations that were presented during community meetings. The recommendations were well received and while not every single recommendation was supported, the community was enthusiastic to move forward with improvements and one focal point or activity generator. The City Council funded a design-build project to further explore the interests of the community and have something built for phase 1, while also collecting input for residents’ longer-term visions for park spaces. The project is underway and scheduled to be delivered by August 2023.

    10:00 AM – 10:50 AM: “The Academic Side of CPTED – Integrating CPTED into the Curriculum and in Research: The USF Experience”

    • Dr. John K. Cochran, Professor & Chair Department of Criminology – University of South Florida

    Ray Jeffrey, an academic criminologist, is credited with birthing the idea of crime prevention through environmental design. In the passage of time CPTED has become an industry and academic criminology has so broadened the idea of environmental criminology that CPTED has been somewhat passed over. Most departments of criminology/criminal justice across North America have moved away from CPTED; at most a few programs give CPTED a week or two of overage in a broader course on crime prevention generally. This is unfortunate. At the University of South Florida, we are re-discovering CPTED; we are creating an MA program in crime prevention that includes a stand-alone course in CPTED that will include CPTED credentialing. We are also eager to re-new or research effort in applied research related to CPTED in the form of needs assessments, process evaluations, impact assessments, and/or cost-effectiveness studies. This presentation is our story.

    11:00 AM – 11:50 AM “FIRE–up Your CPTED Program”

    • Captain Stephany Perea – Albuquerque Fire Department

    It’s time to get fired up about nuisance abatement because the City of Albuquerque has taken a unique approach to reducing crime by utilizing firefighters. In 2019, Albuquerque Fire Rescue (“AFR”) launched the ADAPT Program, which is a nuisance abatement division within the Fire Marshal’s Office. The ADAPT Program utilizes an objective point-based criteria system to determine which properties are entered into the program. Additionally, the ADAPT Program takes a holistic approach to reducing crime by coordinating the enforcement efforts of multiple departments. This allows ADAPT to not only implement CPTED standards on nuisance properties but also reduce the resource drain on other departments by addressing the issues affecting them that are caused by such properties. By utilizing this collaborative approach, AFR has been able to reduce the amount of criminal activity on the properties it has addressed by an average of 62%. This fresh outlook could be just what you’re looking for to reignite your CPTED program.

    12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch on your own

    1:00 – 1:50 PM “CPTED in Practice”

    • Chief Inspector Jamie Kurnick – Gainesville, FL Police Department

    In the City of Gainesville, we worked on several renovation projects with our Community Redevelopment Agency (CRA). This agency renovated a local park, an area of high pedestrian traffic, and new developments. When we worked in conjunction with the CRA, we implemented CPTED principals into three distinct projects. In our downtown park area, we have reduced calls for service by 80 percent after implementing CPTED principals into design and coordinated with the Parks and Recreation Division (PRCA) to bring programming to the area. The core principals of CPTED are not only based in design, but also in increasing the use of the space too. I want to share our success as an agency in implementing the dual strategies in areas to change behavior by all individuals who visit these locations.

    2:00 PM – 2:50 PM “The holistic benefits of mechanical, physical and CPTED security components combined and how they complement one another”

    • Terry Conlon & Mohammad Kabir

    Understanding the benefits of collaboration:

    • Mechanical security, having reliable, robust, and fit for purpose systems within your organization is key.
    • Physical security, having a well selected, professionally trained and measured physical security team is key.
    • CPTED security components, understanding the mechanism, its benefits and overall buy-in from stakeholders is key.

    By having the holistic benefits of mechanical, physical and CPTED security components combined and how they complement one another we can begin to understand and address the myriad of external threats to our organization, its people, property and assets. Both Terry Conlon and Muhammad Kabir will deep dive into the systematic layered approach to a collaborative defense and offence of threat and risk mitigation concerning these holistic layered security mechanisms both tangible and intangible. When we immerse ourselves in a process of understanding then we reap the rewards of the layered threat and risk mitigation collaboration of physical, mechanical and CPTED enhanced security components.

    3:00 PM – 4:30 PM “Design and Engineering Panel Session”

    • Lead Panelists Mark Schreiber, CPP. CPD

    Focus on the practice of CPTED by those in professional roles supporting the design and construction of the built environment. Common roles would be Architects, Engineers, Design Consultants, Real Estate Professionals, Solutions Manufacturers, etc.

    Panel Members TBA

    4:30 PM Summit Announcements

    Day 3

    Thursday February 9, 2023

    8:30 AM – 9:00 AM Announcements / Morning Snacks

    9:00 AM – 9:50 AM “CPTED Issues & Homelessness”

    • William Wann – Sacramento Police Department Sergeant (Retired)

    As homelessness seems to increase across the country, many are asking CPTED practitioners for guidance to lessen the impacts to the community. CPTED practitioners can be part of a team of professionals that work together to mitigate the effects of homelessness in the community. This approach can include applying CPTED principles as well as guiding people experiencing homelessness to appropriate social programs

    10:00 AM – 10:50 AM Presentation TBA

    11:00 AM – 11:50 AM Presentation TBA

    12:00 PM – 12:30 PM Closing Session, US CPTED Association Updates

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