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  • Tri-County Regional Planning Commission 112 Market Street 2nd Floor Harrisburg United States (map)
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Yes, Communities Can Design-Out Crime

Covers Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) concepts and how communities can use them.

Description from the Penn State Extension website:

"Many communities face issues with real and perceived crime. CPTED, Crime Prevention through Environmental Design, provides design, planning, and maintenance resources to address these issues using local staff and citizens. This webinar highlights four of the primary CPTED concepts: natural surveillance, natural access control, territorial reinforcement, and maintenance. Examples of these tools utilized in everyday places and open spaces to improve perceived crime and reduce opportunities for actual crime are reviewed in addition to relevant key research and related case studies.

"In addition, the webinar explores a continuum of outreach and implementation opportunities for community supported and locally engaged CPTED efforts. These examples highlight everything from simple educational programs and quick site assessments to fully developed programs for activating spaces and developing locally supported polices to enact CPTED elements where feasible. These steps are instrumental in assisting community leaders tackle the tough question of how to get CPTED started in their local area. "


TCRPC’s long-running Lunch & Learn program has become part of our effort to implement the 2040 Regional Growth Management Plan.

These FREE live webinars covering land use topics presented by Penn State Extension run from 12:00 to 1:15 p.m. in our second floor conference room at 112 Market St. in downtown Harrisburg. They offer Certification Maintenance credits, providing a convenient way for you to stay current with your continuing education requirements.