Designing for Crime Prevention Webcast (RV-10347AW)
Did you realize we can plan and design our urban areas to deter crime? Nearly fifty years ago, Jane Jacobs penned The Death and Life of Great American Cities that suggested crime could be reduced by having "eyes on the street." The idea is that vibrant, mixed-use, transparent urban areas experience less crime because people watch the streets throughout the day. Many neighborhood watch programs adopt the same philosophy. This webcast will also explore the theory known as Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED). The CPTED theory advocates that proper design elements can help enhance the safety of our urban environment and lead to a reduction in the fear and incidence of crime.
This interactive online course exposes you, the planning, design, and/or construction professional, to the importance of planning and designing with consideration of crime and safety. We'll examine:
•Origins of Eyes on the Street philosophy and the Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design theory
•Urban planning approaches to deter crime
•Urban design approaches to enhance safety (CPTED)
Health, Safety and Welfare
At the conclusion of the course you will be able to:
Define the Eyes on the Street approach and Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design theory
Discuss the difference between urban planning to deter crime and designing for safety (CPTED)
List urban planning approaches used to discourage crime
List some of the potential design approaches used to enhance safety and reduce fear
Rumanda Young, PhD, RLA
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