Why CPTED? Creating liveable environments



The International CPTED Association (ICA) is an international non-profit association founded in Calgary, Canada in 1996. The ICA promotes the use of CPTED globally and supports local organizations, practitioners and communities that utilise CPTED principles to create safer communities and environments. The ICA's mission is: "To create safer environments and improve the quality of life through the use of CPTED principles and strategies."

Greg Saville, Barry Davidson and Paul Wong formed the ICA in November of 1996 at our first conference in Calgary. The ICA began as a platform to share ideas about CPTED and other crime prevention strategies and has grown from there. The ICA currently has a Board consisting of 16 Directors under the leadership of the President Dr. Macarena Rau Vargas. The association has more than 250 members in over 30 countries across 9 ICA regions. Members include planners, architects, criminologists, neighbourhood and urban developers, police, security professionals, academics, students, and others interested in incorporating urban safety planning and CPTED. The primary purpose of the ICA is to provide our members with information and resources through our website, newsletters, social media, various research activities, webinars, regional forums and a biennial international conference. Members of the ICA become part of the largest international network of CPTED practitioners and researchers from developed as well as developing countries.

In April 2020 we launched the Umbrella Initiative, which provides a platform for connecting the ICA as a global organization with ICA Regions and local ICA Chapters - organizations that directly apply CPTED practice on the ground. Meet our current ICA chapters:

The networking and shared resources of various groups and individuals mentioned above have allowed CPTED and similar initiatives to be spread around the world and assist communities everywhere. The support of the world's top criminologists and CPTED professionals has propelled the ICA into the leading association for crime prevention professionals to belong to!

JOIN THE ICA: https://cpted.net/membership


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