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Streetscape-Facade Improvement

        

Improving “image” and “natural surveillance” are core principles of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED). Profiled here are strategies that focused on beautification and physical design efforts which included streetscape and facade improvements for local businesses and districts seeking to reduce crime and change perceptions.


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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...
 

Rebuilding Lives & Communities - Richmond, VA

Partners: Boaz & Ruth and Richmond Police Department

Both the Richmond Police Department and Boaz & Ruth were independently interested in the Highland Park neighborhood for years. Once a thriving business area, post-1960s MORE...
 

Clean and Safe Program - Detroit, MI

Partners: Jefferson East Business Association & Detroit Police Department

Three years ago, the Jefferson commercial district and residential community, located in the lower eastside of Detroit, struggled with increasing crime and disinvestment that MORE...
 

Revitalizing Over-the-Rhine - Cincinnati, OH

Partners: Over the Rhine Revitalization Corporation, Keep Cincinnati Beautiful & Cincinnati Police Department

In recent years, Cincinnati's Over-the-Rhine, a poor neighborhood located in the heart of the city, has been plagued with heavy drug use & trafficking, homicides MORE...