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Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) is a methodology that directly addresses the relationship between the physical environment and the incidence of crime.  Through CPTED, practitioners advocate for a wide array of active participants to improve safety in a community by providing a physical environment that promotes positive behavior and deters criminal activity.  Interpretation and implementation continue to vary, but the rise of community policing efforts and Problem-Oriented Policing as an approach by police departments have solidified CPTED’s role in future planning and community development efforts.  Learn more about the application of CPTED principles by CSI partners through the resources below.  



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Druid Hills Revitalization - Charlotte, NC

Partners: Charlotte Mecklenburg Housing Partnership and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department

Just north of the city center of Charlotte, North Carolina is the neighborhood of Druid Hills, a community that struggled with drug activity & related 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...

Curbing Crime One Street at a Time - Seattle, WA

Partners: HomeSight and the Seattle Police Department 

HomeSight, a Community Development Corporation in Southeast Seattle, is the main partner in the 'Curbing Crime One Street at a Time' project, a strategic effort to increase real and perceived MORE...

Southeast Seattle Community Safety Initiative - Seattle, WA

Partners: HomeSight and the Seattle Police Department 

HomeSight has leveraged its capacity as a CDC to gain the trust of merchants, residents, and city agencies and focus their efforts on large-scale development projects for Southeast Seattle 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 (OTR), a poor neighborhood located in the heart of the city, has been plagued with heavy drug use and  MORE...

Myrtle Avenue Revitalization Project - Brooklyn, NY

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

Myrtle Ave. Revitalization Project LDC grew out of a widespread neighborhood & borough-wide consensus that the revitalization of Myrtle Ave MORE...

Riverside Gateway Initiatives - Providence, RI 

Partners: Olneyville Housing Corporation & Providence Police Department 

After years of neglect, the Olneyville section of Providence, Rhode Island had changed from an area populated by mills fueling the local economy to a neighborhood dominated MORE...

Nevin Corridor Partnership - Richmond, CA

Partners: Building Blocks for Kids and Richmond Police Department

The focus of this partnership was the revitalization of Nevin Park and Community Center located in a high crime and violence area called the Iron Triangle in Richmond, CA. In 2005, the City MORE...