ICA Regional webinar (ICA Asia):

CPTED: Public Safety & Security Integrated in the Design of Smart Cities

(30 January 2021)


“The views expressed in this webinar belong to our guest speakers and do not necessarily reflect the position of the ICA.”


This Regional Webinar discussed considerations that need to be taken into account and application of safety & security through CPTED in the Smart City development. The webinar was organised by the ICA Asia Region of the ICA in collaboration with the Indian Police Foundation (IPF), Association for Building Security, India (ABSI) and FOCUS (Forum of Critical Utility Services).

Topics included:

    • Brief introduction to CPTED.
    • Smart cities and the relevance of integrating security therein.
    • Relevance of CPTED to the Indian 'smart cities mission'.
    • The knowledge and application of CPTED in India with special focus on policing and 2nd generation CPTED.
    • Panel discussion on assimilation of CPTED/built security into urban planning and policing to achieve better urban security and policing.
    • Learnings from the national and international examples for the entire security and CPTED community worldwide.
    • Learning from peers from similar backgrounds across the globe and Indian counterparts for the theories.
    • Advocacy of the global techniques for safer, more secure and livable urban developments for further inspiration to policy makers and Smart Cities programme. 

    The webinar was presented in English. 

    Who should watch: CPTED professionals, safety and crime prevention specialists, public officials, safety consultants, police officers, academics, students, researchers, policy makers, urban development experts, criminologists, sociologists, social engineers, decision-makers, architects, urban planners & designers, and others.




    President - Good Governance Council of India & Forum for Critical Utility Services (FOCUS)

    V Suresh is a Civil Engineer with experience of over 56 years, in Housing, Urban and Rural  Development, Infrastructure and Real Estate Sectors and Sustainable Development. He was former CMD HUDCO and currently a member of Expert group for EIA- Infra II projects of Ministry of Environment and Forests and Climate change and Member of Advisory Council for Rebuild Kerala.

    He is the Chairman of CII Indian Green Building Council [IGBC], President of FOCUS,  Chairman of BIS Housing Committee, Vice Chairman of National Building Code of India and Member of BIS Smart Cities Committee.

    He has received 17 awards and to cap it with the CIDC Industry Doyen Award 2011, IBC Life Time Achievement Award 2014, CIA-World Life Time Achievement Award 2017 and ACCE GAURAV  Award 2020.

    Mail: vsuresh30@gmail.com


    ICA Inaugural President/Co-founder

    Gregory Saville is a criminologist, urban planner and former police officer. He is co-founder of the International CPTED Association and chairperson of the ICA course accreditation committee.

    He currently runs AlterNation LLC, an international consulting firm based in Denver, Colorado. He is co-author of SafeGrowth: Building Neighborhoods of Safety and Livability and also You In Blue: A Guide for the New Cop.

    Mail: gregory.saville@cpted.net



    Commissioner of Police, Bhuvaneshwar, Odisha

    Dr. Sarangi is an IPS officer of the rank of Additional Director General of Police, currently serving as the Commissioner of Police, Bhubaneshwar, Cuttack, Odisha state of India. He has served in various postings across Odisha, as IG- Operations, CMD- Odisha Police Housing Corporation and a deputation to the Cabinet Secretariat of the Government of India.

    Dr. Sarangi is a former British Chevening scholar and trained psychologist with post graduation and doctorate from the University of Liverpool, UK. He has 5 publications to his credit.

    He is also the proud recipient of the Indian Police Medal for meritorious service and President’s Police Medal for distinguished service. 

    Mail: shmsndrnaik.87@gmail.com

    and our moderator


    Director, ICA Board

    Manjari is a practising architect and visiting faculty member at the leading architectural schools of Delhi NCR. She is the first in the country to pioneer ‘security through architectural design’, propagating the concepts of CPTED and counter terrorism through design.

    For this objective she is the Founder President of ‘Association for Building Security - India’ and a Director on the board of the International CPTED Association (ICA). She is also the author and Chairperson of the SEQURE standards for design of buildings and rating systems.

    Mail: manjari.kapoor@cpted.net

    and special guest moderator


    Indian Police Service (IPS); Indian Police Foundation (IPF)

    Mr. Ramachandran is a highly decorated and accomplished member of the Indian Police Service, with an extensive experience in field policing, administration, intelligence, counter terrorism and conflict resolution. He served the elite Special Protection Group (SPG), responsible for the security of the Prime Minister and contributed significantly towards building and nurturing the SPG to be a world class security organisation.

    Sir has done extensive work on the National Security implications of insurgency, terrorism, illegal immigration, and transnational weapons and drugs smuggling. He continues his brilliant professional career and passion for excellence to his new mantle at the helm of the IPF.

    Mail: nramachandran@policefoundation.in 


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