Guest Feature by Tom McKay, CPTED Canada President and ISCPP Past President While I’m familiar with the saying “put it out in the universe”, I can’t say that I previously had the experience … [Read more...] about Risk Terrain Modeling – The Universe Just Answered Back!
Kelowna’s CPTED Cohort
My first introduction to Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) occurred back in 2004 as a member of South Australia Police. As a general duty member, I was expected to use basic CPTED … [Read more...] about Kelowna’s CPTED Cohort
Diving Deep Into the Abyss of our Built Environments
Living on the West Coast has certainly been an adventure, alluring in so many ways. It's hard to imagine after growing up in Calgary, Alberta and spending many years in Central Alberta that I would … [Read more...] about Diving Deep Into the Abyss of our Built Environments
A National Shift Towards Improving our Built Environment
There has been a lot of buzz over the last few years about how we can improve community safety and well-being without always being so dependent on our police services, and other levels of government. … [Read more...] about A National Shift Towards Improving our Built Environment
A New Story Unfolding
Growing up as young children many of us will remember being told stories. They were often shared through family and friends, some of them passed down through the ages while others were made up on the … [Read more...] about A New Story Unfolding
Building a Preventative Wellness Festival to Celebrate Mental Health
What began as a policy paper has been curated into a Saturday, as we fill a neighbourhood with our micro-events. Calgary Bliss Mind/Art Adventures have been designed to evolve into a travelling annual … [Read more...] about Building a Preventative Wellness Festival to Celebrate Mental Health
Architecture and crime, what is the relationship?
The contribution of architecture must go through a critical analysis of the urban layout where the buildings are located and point out the responsibility of the architect and urban planner in the act … [Read more...] about Architecture and crime, what is the relationship?
We need new ways to deal with rising crime rates
It's been an interesting start to what seems will be another challenging year for all of us. However, it's not without some good news stories that are underway or taking shape. It's a refreshing … [Read more...] about We need new ways to deal with rising crime rates
The Power of the Arts
Don't you feel it growing day by day? People getting ready for the news. Some are happy, some are sad ... oh ... we got to let the music play. What the people need is a way to make em' smile. It … [Read more...] about The Power of the Arts
Communities should embrace crime prevention through environmental design
It seems that there is no shortage of challenges facing communities these days, including the pandemic and opioid crisis, homelessness, and a rise in certain types of crime. In 1999 I was introduced … [Read more...] about Communities should embrace crime prevention through environmental design