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
Welcome Dr. Trevor Hancock
I remember meeting Trevor a few years ago following a lecture I did at UVIC, and I even got to enjoy a piece of cake to celebrate his retirement. Since that time, we've continued to cross paths and … [Read more...] about Welcome Dr. Trevor Hancock
What will be important after Covid-19?
As we travel through this unprecedented time of COVID-19, we are quickly realizing the impact that social isolation and lack of connection has on our physical and mental health. Some of the things we … [Read more...] about What will be important after Covid-19?
What Makes our Communities Safe?
This question remains a global one and a focal point for all cities and all levels of government, and reaches the deepest roots of our neighbourhoods. It seems to drive many conversations among … [Read more...] about What Makes our Communities Safe?
Small space, new reality – how small can you go?
Small space, new reality – how small can you go?I spent years living full-time in a 26-foot trailer with my husband. In this home-is-where-you-park-it lifestyle, we flourished with less space and more … [Read more...] about Small space, new reality – how small can you go?