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Safe Growth & CPTED Workshop

June 29, 2017 - June 30, 2017


The course fills up early and places are limited. Register today.

The course is made of three parts with 2 classroom days, interim project time, and 2 final classroom days.

  1. Part 1 – June 29 – 30 – Classroom Instruction
  2. Part 2 – Interim Course Project
  3. Part 3 – August 10 – 11, 2017 – Classroom Instructions

This is an opportunity to attend an innovative and updated training program in safe urban design. This course encompasses 1st and 2nd generation CPTED principles and builds upon these to introduce participants to the most recent community based crime prevention model called SafeGrowth. Participants will work in small groups in a multi-disciplinary, interactive fashion on real life projects. This allows participants to practice basic concepts and develop initial skills.


  • Describe, critique, and communicate the concepts of Safe Growth and 1st and 2nd generation CPTED.
  • Diagnosis of crime problems.
  • Learn and apply tools such as safety audits and site surveys.
  • Hotspot and density analysis.
  • How lighting and landscaping affect crime.
  • How to assess crime and fear risks.
  • Overcoming implementation snags.
  • Applying the principles of CPTED.

Who Should Attend?
This workshop is designed for anyone concerned with crime prevention, community development, and environmental planning, including:

  • City Planners
  • Architects
  • Landscape Architects
  • Police and Fire
  • Engineers
  • Parks Planners/Maintenance
  • Facilities/Project Managers
  • School Division Staff
  • Security Officers
  • School Campus Managers
  • Building Code Officers
  • Community Association Leaders

The City of Saskatoon’s Administrative Policy No. A09-034 requires that all civic structures, facilities, and developments be reviewed by the CPTED Review Committee as well as all Neighbourhood Concept Plans (public and private).

SafeGrowth and CPTED Program Summary
Welcome to the SafeGrowth and CPTED program. Crime and safety are frequently described in surveys as among the most pressing issue in communities today. Solving crime and safety is not a simple matter. As instructors for this program we are looking forward to sharing with you some new ideas and best practices for community safety.

This is a demanding and engaging course of study. It is also not a typical training course or workshop where most learning occurs in the classroom. In our course, it does not. So you will need to commit yourself for extra work before you decide to attend this program. Here is how our program works. Please read this over carefully before you commit to the program.

1. IN-CLASS WORKSHOP with NIGHT-TIME WALKABOUT: The SafeGrowth / CPTED program consists of three parts. Part 1 is a two-day in-class workshop. We typically start day one after lunch and go until late evening. We do that in order to conduct a night-time walkabout. We often go to dinner together on day one prior to the walkabout (not included in registration). During the class you will form into safety teams and choose a neighbourhood project in your community to work on. While in class there will be hands-on exercises, group work, two daytime walkabouts and the evening site visit outside to examine night-time safety issues such as lighting. Dress accordingly.

2. FIELD PROJECT and TEAMWORK. Part 2 takes place in the month or so following Part 1. It begins next when your safety team starts working on your neighbourhood project. You’ll need to collect information such as crime statistics, meet with your team, conduct site visits, and assemble a report and presentation on your results. Depending on the length of time between phase 1 and 2, there may be an additional group meeting required in this time. Groups will update on there projects and identify any outstanding issues. Out of town participants may conference call/Skype/or FaceTime into the meeting.

3. IN-CLASS FOLLOW-UP WORKSHOP. Part 3 follows your neighbourhood project when we assemble once again for another two day in-class workshop. You and your team will present your results in a 20 minute presentation for critique by the instructors and the class. We encourage you to invite members of the community from your project area to attend the presentations as they appreciate seeing the results of your work.

4. ON-LINE ASSIGNMENT AND EMAIL REPORT. During your neighbourhood project, you will each individually need to do an on-line assignment and submit a short email summary to the instructors. This must be completed before we meet for Part 3. We will assemble your email submissions into a chart that we will all work on together in Part 3. It involves strategies you can use to overcome obstacles where you work.

5. PRE-COURSE READING. We include below some online reading that will help you get started. They are from www.safe-growth.blogspot.com, a blog set to help students in this SafeGrowth/CPTED class. There are all kinds of free downloads in the Toolkit for SafeGrowth Practice tab on the right side of the blog. There are also some blog entries you should read.


June 29, 2017
June 30, 2017


City of Saskatoon


Civic Square
202 4th Avenue North
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada
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