CPTED Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design

APA Florida Chapter, Broward Section


Tuesday, January 29, 2019, 9 a.m.
Wednesday, February 6, 2019, 5 p.m. EST

Pompano Beach, FL, United States

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BAPA is co sponsoring a five day course on advances in CPTED. The course will present recent research, contemporary theory, and current practical applications of designing for security, and anti-terrorism in the built environments for multi-family mixed-use housing, traditional neighborhood community planning, high-rise office buildings, commercial and retail terrorism using crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED). This course addresses the emerging threats of workplace violence, street crime, and terrorism, as it relates to homeland security and critical infrastructure protection. The course addresses the lessons learned from 9/11 and the subsequent collapse of the World Trade Centers, as well as, the national standards of care for security in the design, construction, and operation of new and existing buildings in both the public and private sectors.

CPTED employs the strategies of natural access control, natural surveillance, and definition of ownership or territorial reinforcement. CPTED provides criminal justice planners, architects, urban planners, criminologists, and law enforcement with opportunities to enhance public safety, security, and general welfare by designing security into the built environment proactively.

The course will discuss a broad range of intervention strategies within the context of potential impacts upon the quality of the built environment. Actual case studies in South Florida and nationally will be used as practical experience. Full student participation is encouraged. Skills learned in the course will be directly applicable to your field of study and practice of architecture, urban planning, crime prevention, and criminal justice.

•       Demonstrate techniques that prevent crime and enhance public safety.

•       Identify the key components of critical infrastructure and their impact on security.

•       Analyze architectural drawings and site plans for crime opportunities and develop mitigation strategies.

•       Demonstrate skills in conducting risk threat vulnerability assessment.

•       Demonstrate the relationship between a safe workplace environment and employee behavior.

•       Develop policy and procedures for enhanced security operation.

•       Create a security assessment for a building of their choosing using CPTED and

•       Homeland Security Vulnerability Assessment for Critical Infrastructure.

•       Choose appropriate security design mitigation measures as a response to site inspections and plan review.

•        Demonstrate design, organizational, and mechanical techniques that foster security with a comprehensive all hazards approach of CPTED.

•       Apply CPTED principles and techniques in their area of academic study.

•        Demonstrate an understanding of CPTED theory, practice, and applications to various building environments.

•       Evaluation and assessment of knowledge gained be through the application will be in the form of a real world field survey - a security CPTED risk assessment of a building of your choosing.


Randy Atlas

RANDY I. ATLAS Ph.D., FAIA, CPP Randall Atlas is America’s only architect / criminologist. Atlas received his Doctorate of Criminology from Florida State University, a Masters in Architecture from the University of Illinois, and a Bachelor of Criminal Justice degree from University of South Florida. Atlas is president of ... Read More

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Marilyn Mammano, mmammano@comcast.net