CPTED

June 8, 2012, 5am PDT
Imagine converting a downtown street into a bicycle, people, and eco-friendly one - for just one week, by a crack team of urban design graduate students. Such an undertaking was done by Kent State U.'s urban design collaborative. Watch and learn!
Streetsblog Network
December 15, 2011, 10am PST
With federal funding throw at homeland security over the last decade, architects and urban designers found an opportunity to develop great public spaces that are enjoyable as well as secure, writes Carol Strickland.
The Christian Science Monitor
November 18, 2011, 9am PST
Planners have debated for decades that surveillance cameras don't deter crime, more "eyes on the street" do. A recent study shows that the cameras are worth their expense, in some cases.
Urban Institute
August 21, 2009, 12pm PDT
CPTED -- crime prevention through environmental design -- is catching on in Korea as a way to improve security.
Joong Ang Daily
Blog post
August 13, 2008, 9pm PDT

I recently read Oscar Newman’s 1970s book on crime prevention, “Defensible Space.”  In this book, Newman addressed the question of why some public housing projects are insanely dangerous, and others only moderately so.   Although Newman’s analysis is mostly confined to low-income housing, commentators of all stripes have relied on his work:  new urbanist commentator Laurence Aurbach asserts that Newman’s work supports new urbanists’ emphasis on heavily trafficked, walkable streets (1) while Randall O’Toole considers Newman to be a defender of single-use, cul-de-sac sprawl (2).                                                        

Michael Lewyn
August 12, 2008, 1pm PDT
A columnist in Saskatoon, after a robbery at his office, takes a look at CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design).
The StarPhoenix
May 23, 2008, 6am PDT
<p>A new design for a public bike rack could help prevent crime.</p>
BBC News