There has been a lot of buzz over the last few years about how we can improve community safety and well-being without always being so dependent on our police services, and other levels of government. All too often the answers are staring us right in the face. One of the solutions is improving our surroundings, in other words our built environment and Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED) is a game-changer.
The next decade will allow each of us to inspire each other to create positive change in our cities. There are so many important issues to tackle we can’t expect our various levels of government or our police services to solve it alone. Authentic collaboration will be required, and we must challenge ourselves and those we know to step out of our comfort zones.