Statements and recommendations about the collaboration between environmental design/planning specialists and crime experts are becoming more and more common nowadays in European countries. These statements and recommendations are based on assumptions regarding the inter-relationships between the physical environment and human behaviour. Hence urban planning has an impact on crime and fear of crime by influencing the conduct and attitudes of offenders and potential victims (and/or targets) of crime or victims of fear of crime.
Research and experiments (see the documents on this website) show that particular types of crime can be reduced by modifying the opportunity for crime in the built environment without displacement of crime taking place.
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Below you will find the collection of all the english items in this website.
English items in this website (and some other languages)
 The study - requested by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs - answers three questions: 1. How secure do European citizens feel? 2. What they regard ...
Think Crime! Using evidence, theory and crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED) for planning safer cities
 Practical guide for CPTED professionals. It describes how to use theory and evidence in creating and justifying CPTED programs. The book describes ready to use tools for gathering and ...
The website of the EU COST action Crime Prevention through Urban Design and Planning (CP-UDP) is up and running.
Seminar of the UK Design Out Crime Association
TED talk by Macarena Rau Vargas (Chili)
How Manchester is designing out crime in Moss Side and Wythenshawe estates.
Make a city beautiful, curb corruption by transforming public spaces with colorful designs.
 Presentation (in Polish) with recommendations for accessibility of 8 minor stations in Warsaw.
 A European bibliographic overview across the language barriers, including some questions on terminology. In the EU COST action TU 1203 (about CPTED in Europe) work is ready on national ...
Victoria Gibson presented her literature research about CPTED at the 2013 ICA conference in Calgary.
Séminaire Les ëvolutions récentes en matière de sécurité: impacts sur les bailleurs sociaux. 2 e 3 avril 2014. Cronos Conseil en Sur&tis. Paris.
Dutch and International CPTED publications about CPTED
 The dissertation ‘Bijlmermeer Regenerated. Modifications of public and semi-public Areas. What can we learn?’ investigates the changes that were made during the last 20 years of the ...
Walking with Park: Exploring the ‘reframing’ and integration of CPTED principles in neighbourhood regeneration in Seoul, South Korea
 This article offers a case study of a crime prevention initiative delivered in a neighbourhood of Seoul in South Korea, led by the Design Policy Department of Seoul Metropolitan Government ...
 CPTED guideline in Portuguese language.
 Accessibility of public space plays vital role in integration of citizens, who have problems with moving around urban area. Public objects in cities, such as buildings, squares or even ...
 Bringing together comparative case studies from Belfast, Beirut, Amsterdam and Berlin, this book examines the role of the urban environment in social polarisation processes.