International CPTED 


 Welcome to the International CPTED Association

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) is defined as a multi-disciplinary approach to deterring criminal behaviour through environmental design. CPTED strategies rely upon the ability to influence offender decisions that precede criminal acts by affecting the built, social and administrative environment. It is pronounced sep-ted and is known by various labels or names around the world, such as Designing Out Crime and other acronyms. 

Promoting CPTED Locally

The ICA Supports local organizations, practitioners and communities that utilise CPTED principles to create safer communities and environments. 

ICA Perspectives

NEW ICA Perspectives Newsletter from January to July   2017 now available!

Upcoming Events

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2017 ICA Conference

2017 ICA International Conference: August 7-8 2017!

My street, my neighbourhood, my city - CPTED in action

Watch this space for live conference announcements:

  • Dinner is included for registered delegates. Additional dinner tickets are available until noon Monday, Aug 7. Tickets must be purchased at the registration desk located outside of Plaza 4. Tickets are $65 each and may be paid by cash, Canadian cheque or through our website.
  • The Conference dinner/networking reception begins at 6:00pm in Plaza 3 with live entertainment. A Cash bar is available and will accept credit cards. No dinner ticket is required to attend the networking reception.

The 2017 Conference will be held at the Coast Plaza Hotel and Conference Centre in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Speakers are arriving from the USA, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Kenya, Chile, Honduras, Ecuador, Mexico, India, South Korea, France and Denmark.

Join delegates from around the world to discuss a range of topics, including:

  • Roles of CPTED implementers (community groups, local government, the police etc.)
  • Reducing crime through the planning, design and management of the environment
  • The role of CPTED in responding to challenges related to homelessness
  • Creating safe public spaces
  • CPTED in developing country settings
  • CPTED and educational institutions

For registration information CLICK HERE

A New ICA White Paper - CPTED and Homelessness

CPTED and Homelessness is a product of the 2015 International CPTED Association conference. Authored by Gregory Saville and Randall Atlas, this paper offers guidelines to CPTED practitioners regarding homelessness.

For other ICA White Papers, click here

CPTED Manual For Police Implemented by 11 EU Organizations

A project co-funded by the European Union Prevention of and Fight against Crime Programme of the European Union has developed and implemented this manual for police throughout Europe and internationally. You can download this manual in 5 languages here or the english version here.

Latest News

Mid-Year Update

2017 is turning out to be an exciting year for the ICA. With several forums, conferences and training events being held around the globe there is little doubt the value of CPTED strategies is recognized to enhance our communities and address those complex issues every community has.

In June of this year several ICA Directors were honored to join our CPTED Honduras colleagues in Tela, Honduras for an amazing two days of information sharing and networking. With more than 200 people in attendance from Central America, USA, Canada, South America, UK, France and other European neighbors the information delivered was truly international and inspiring. Our Directors and colleagues that presented did all of us proud!

Gatherings like these magnify the value of membership with the ICA by connecting you to professionals, influencers and community leaders that have addressed many issues similar to what you are working on today. Beyond the great information, the CPTED family continues to grow and support each other. We hope to continue this very international flavor in Calgary with your presence!

Barry Davidson

ICA Executive Director

ICA Mission Statement

To create safer environments and improve the quality of life through the use of CPTED principles and strategies