International CPTED Association

Copenhagen Summerschool Crime Prevention through Urban Design & Planning

  • 22 Aug 2015
  • 30 Aug 2015
  • Copenhagen

Copenhagen Summerschool Crime Prevention through Urban Design & Planning (CP-UDP)  August 22-30 2015

The Copenhagen Summer School will train young academics from all over Europe in the theory and practice of crime prevention through urban design and planning through a one week intense course with a specific case study, the Nørrebro district in central Copenhagen. The purpose is to produce concrete analyses and proposals for improvements in the district with the best methods available. A further goal is to use the results of the summer school to advance interest and knowledge about Crime Prevention through Urban Design & Planning (CP-UDP) in each of the participating countries, and to produce an exhibition for the final conference of the COST Action on CP-UDP  in November 2016 (

Student participants in the summer school shall investigate which places need to be improved and how. For example, the improvement of public squares, improvement of streets and paths, improvements of courtyards, improvements of lighting, and improvement of safety in relation to nightlife. The methodology will take the European CEN/TR 14383-2 report as a starting point combined with the 'Planning, Urban Design and Management for Crime Prevention - Handbook', including up to date knowledge. 

The studies will be carried out in student groups of 5 to 7 students plus assisting instructors.

Maps, satellite photos and data for the case study area will be prepared in advance and the introduction to the case study area will be given by local experts.


The instructors for the summer school will be:

  • Clara Cardia, Politechnico di Milano
  • Bo Grönlund, School of Architecture in Copenhagen, KADK
  • Paul van Soomeren, DSP-Groep, Stichting Veilig Ontwerp en Beheer Netherlands + International CPTED Association (

The teachers will be supported by some of the junior members of the COST Action as well as extra supporting guest lecturers and critics. Around 25 students will be admitted onto the summer school. Students need to have a masters degree in architecture, urban design, urban planning, landscape architecture or in one of the social sciences (sociology, geography, criminology, etc.).

Contact your national COST TU 1203 representative – MC member for further information:


ICA Mission Statement:

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