Final Conference: Crime Prevention through Urban Design, Planning and Management

Akropolis with the Plaka neighbourhood at its foot.
Akropolis with the Plaka neighbourhood at its foot.

The final conference of the COST action “Crime Prevention through Urban Design & Planning” takes place in Athens, Greece, 24th – 25th November 2016.*

The conference is free of charge, but registration is required. Please send an email to

The objective of this COST Action is to contribute to structuring existing knowledge and to developing innovative approaches on how to build more secure and safe cities. Studies have shown that there is a correlation between the structure and organization of urban space and crime: new criminological theory supports this point of view. The Justice and Home Affairs Council of the EU has underlined that crime prevention through design is a successful and effective strategy for crime prevention and needs to be supported. Despite this, new projects are being implemented all over Europe without considering safety criteria, creating urban areas where crime or fear of crime can make life difficult.

Details on the conference location, speakers and themes as well as hotel recommendations can be found here.

The Journal of Place Management and Development has dedicated the Special Issue 8.2 to the conference theme.


Thursday, 24th November 2016

9.00 Registration & coffee
9.30 Welcome addresses François Wellhof & Umberto Nicolini
10.00 Presentation of EU COST Action TU1203 Umberto Nicolini & Caroline Davey
10.30 Keynote lecture David Weisburd
11.30 Coffee break
12.00 Presentation 1: Theory and history of the discipline (Action booklets)
12.30 Presentation 2: Crime Prevention in Place Management Cathy Parker
13.30 Lunch break
15.00 Presentation 3: CP-UDP mapping, analyses and teaching (Action booklets)
16.00 Presentation 4: Physical interventions (Action booklets)
17.00 Day 1 close

Friday, 25th November, 2016

9.30 Registration & coffee  
10.00 Presentation 5: Methodology, processes and partnership (Action booklets)
11.00 Coffee break
11.30 Presentations of EFUS and ICA Tinus Krüger, Tony lake & Paul van Soomeren (tbc)
12.30 Lunch break
14.30 Workshops on the ‘Charter of Athens’ Andrew Wootton, Caroline Davey & Paul van Soomeren
16.30 Comfort break
16.45 Workshop plenary
17.15 Closing words François Wellhof & Umberto Nicolini
17.30 Conference close


1555294_10152192097364672_1524812057_n*This conference is dedicated to the memory of Prof Clara Cardia