Researcher & Urban planner
The Safer Sweden Foundation
Cornelis Uittenbogaard works as a researcher and urban planner at the Safer Sweden Foundation. The Safer Sweden Foundation is an NGO active in the areas of justice, crime prevention and safety. Cornelis holds a doctoral degree in urban planning and focused his research on how the design of Stockholm's underground stations affects crime and safety. He has been leading the development of BoTryggt2030, a new national Swedish standard with guidelines on how to build and design urban places in order to prevent criminal acts and increase feelings of safety. Cornelis works with different projects concerning neighbourhoods, certifications, education, placemaking, and more.
During 2020, the Safer Sweden Foundation launched a new Swedish national standard for planning safe, liveable environments. The standard is based on the old national police standard, situational crime prevention theories and the universal CPTED principles. We will show you how a strong collaboration of multiple stakeholders, including municipalities, housing companies, private real-estate developers, architects, nation-wide security and tech companies, created a new standard with guidelines to be used in Swedish urban planning when renovating and building new housing, schools, offices, public places, public transport, etc. The presentation will highlight the foundational pillars of the standard and how the guidelines contribute to the planning of safe and inclusive cities and the creation of liveable environments. Furthermore, the impact of the standard so far will be presented by showcasing practical implementations of the guidelines in new development plans and projects, as well as redevelopment projects in problematic neighbourhoods.