THE ICA - PROMOTING CPTED GLOBALLY AND LOCALLY
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.
BECOME A MEMBER OF THE INTERNATIONAL CPTED ASSOCIATION!
WHAT IS CPTED?
Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) is a multi-disciplinary approach to crime prevention that uses urban and architectural design and the management of built and natural environments.
CPTED strategies aim to reduce victimization, deter offender decisions that precede criminal acts, and build a sense of community among inhabitants so they can gain territorial control of areas, reduce crime, and minimize fear of crime.
CPTED is pronounced ‘sep-ted’ and it is also known around the world as Designing Out Crime, defensible space, and other similar terms.
The use of ICA logo is only authorized for use by approved ICA chapters, CAP-accredited course holders (as specified in the CAP Completion Letter), events hosted or co-hosted by the ICA, or when otherwise agreed.
NOTE: ⭐ indicates ICA Accredited Course (CAP)
See an abbreviated version of our response to critical and inaccurate depiction of CPTED in The Baltimore Sun (August 25, 2021):
Read our full response HERE.
Save the date for
THE 2024 CPTED USA & CPTED-PCAM Canada Conference
WHEN: May 7 & 8, 2024
WHERE: Hilton Resort,
Palm Springs, California, USA
More information to follow soon!
ICA Members can view the ICA Strategic Plan HERE.
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