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Communicating positive “territoriality” and a sense of strong ownership of places is a fundamental concept of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) methods. In business districts struggling with actual or perceived crime, branding and marketing are important in this context.  Below are resources that highlight problem solving partnerships that used branding, imaging, and promotion of local businesses and districts to deter crime and attract shoppers and new businesses.  


Myrtle Avenue Revitalization Project - Brooklyn, NY

Partners: Myrtle Avenue Revitalization Project Local Development Corporation & New York Police Department

Myrtle Avenue Revitalization Project LDC (MARP) grew out of a widespread neighborhood and borough-wide consensus that the revitalization of Myrtle MORE...

Swope Community Builders CSI - Kansas City, MO

Partners: Swope Community Builders CSI and Kansas City Police Department

The Swope Community Builders CSI/Development Partnership matured from a cooperative relationship between a CDC and a police department to a mutually MORE...

Franklin Ave Community Safety Center - Minneapolis, MN

Partners: American Indian NDC & Minneapolis Police Department

In 1995, violent crime in Minneapolis' Phillips community drew national attention and earned the city the dubious nickname, Murderapolis. In response, the American Indian MORE...