Safecity conferences

SAFECITY 1.0 –The role of conscious architectural-and environmental design in crime prevention

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Date: 7th and 8thMarch 2019

Venue: Budapest,International Training Centre

Nowadays the aspects of safety and crime prevention play a more significant role in architectural-and environmental design.The fundamental sense of security of humans is manifested not only in social relations but also in the physical environment. Therefore, during the establishment of our physical environment, we are striving for reducing danger and exposure. We are aimed atestablishing areas, where it is good live, to work, to be together, to celebrate, to relax, to shop, to play, to study without guarding ourselves with property protection devices, walls and bars.

The general idea behind crime prevention through environmental designis that during the designingprocessof our built environment, with the help of experience-based knowledge and creativity the frequency of criminal acts can be significantlyreduced. Our related knowledge has been continuously extended in the last decades thanks to experience and research. The goal of the Safecity 1.0 conference is to widely promote the principlesfrom various perspectives, which are modifying our environment in a purposeful manner.

The conference discusses in two parts the approach and possibilities of crime prevention through environmental design. On the first day participants will have the possibility to obtain information from the presentations of prestigious Hungarian and international experts.The presentations are organised around safe cities, child-friendly cities,university courses and research. On the second day, in the frame of interactive, practice-oriented workshops participants have the possibility to emerge in the professional topics and information provided.

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DETAILED PROGRAM

CRIME PREVENTION THROUGH ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN IN PRACTICE

How can the principles of crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED) be applied in the practice of urban development? The presentations of the first section approachthe topic of safe cities from three various aspects. The internationally successful SafeGrowth method will bepresented, which provides a practical guide to the application of the principles of crime prevention through environmental design, alongside theGlobal Street Design Guide, which promotes among others the elaboration of child-oriented street and public area planning strategies, furthermore opportunities offered by social design and co-design.

CRIME PREVENTION THROUGH ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN IN EUROPE AND IN HUNGARY

The conference’s second section gives a comprehensive review of the background and role of crime prevention through environmental design, furthermore about its European network and situation in Hungary.

CHILD-FRIENDLY CITIES AND TOWNS

The third sectionfocuses on the safe design of the areas used by children and young people.How can the number of criminal acts committed in the environment of education, studying and play be reduced by architectural and environmental design? And how can the aspect of the children be integrated into the conscious and safety-orientated establishment of public areas and cities/towns? The presentations of the section discuss crime prevention through environmental design from the aspect of child-friendly cities and towns, by listing Hungarian and international examples.

EXPERT TRAINING

The fourth section demonstrates the role of crime prevention through environmental design in higher education, through the disciplines of architects, design and criminology by presentinginternational and Hungarian examples. How is the topic of crime prevention through environmental design related to the various academic disciplines and how can this syllabus be inserted into the various specialised trainings and university researches?

WORKSHOPS

On the second day of the conference participants may participate at three interactive workshops, which will be introduced by a short presentation each.

  • The SafeGrowth method in practice
  • Legislative environment of crime prevention through environmental design
  • Crime prevention through environmental design: perspectives, participants and task