Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) strategies are ideal for Design and Planning Professionals. This includes architects, landscape architects, urban planners, engineers, developers, corporate and public art directors. Any professionals involved in the designing and planning of neighborhoods, schools, critical infrastructure, parks, residential or commercial buildings, or revitalization efforts can apply CPTED principles to projects that will reduce incidence of crime, and lead to an improvement in the quality of life. Incorporating CPTED principles as part of the design process is a cost-effective sustainable approach in building community, supporting businesses, and reducing calls for police services. Having CPTED trained design and planning professionals collaborate with other municipal and community partners during the design phase is the best way to create safe, sustainable, and healthy communities.
Many clients are now requiring that CPTED principles be applied by a CPTED professional. Earning the NICP, Inc.’s CPTED Professional Designation (CPD) credential allows you to meet those requirements. Having the CPD establishes credibility and separates you and your team apart from the competition.