Center for Problem-Oriented Policing

Using CPTED for Problem Solving in Multifamily Housing

Appendix B outlines a CPTED planning process for a multifamily housing community. One of the goals of this process is to maintain communication between the team of experts and the residents. Because rental properties often have low rates of participation, the process includes the distribution of flyers to every unit after every meeting. These flyers include a description of the overall project and an introduction to CPTED, plus information about the results of the last meeting and plans for the future.

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design Multifamily Housing/Public Housing SARA Process

Pre-project Resident Meetings (conducted by Resident Council members)

PROJECT SCOPE AND OBJECTIVES

SAFE AND UNSAFE PLACES

Resident Council Meeting

INTRODUCTION TO THE PROJECT

ORIENTATION TO THE COMMUNITY

  • tabletop review of safe/unsafe maps from pre-project meetings with residents
  • facility walk-through
  • identification of problems and issues

FUTURE PLANS

  • activities, schedules and deliverables
  • roles and responsibilities

Invitation to Participate and Meeting Announcement (to all residents)

Resident Meeting #1

OVERVIEW OF THE PROJECT

INTRODUCTION TO CPTED

RESIDENT INPUT ACTIVITY [Exhibit 2]

  • orientation to the housing community and the surrounding neighborhood
  • review and discussion of safe and unsafe places
  • identification of priority problems and issues

Project Flyer and Meeting Summary

PROJECT OVERVIEW

  • what is this project about?
  • What is next for the project?

CPTED OVERVIEW

MEETING RESULTS

  • what did we do?
  • what did we learn?
  • What is next? ( residents, resident council, and CPTED team tasks and responsibilities)

REQUEST FOR ADDITIONAL INPUT

  • team contact information
  • date/time of next meeting

Resident Meeting #2

REVIEW OF PRIORITY PROBLEMS AND ISSUES

ANALYSIS RESULTS

ALTERNATIVE STRATEGY IDENTIFICATION

Project Flyer and Meeting Summary

Resident Meeting #S3

REVIEW AND COMMENT ON DRAFT PLAN

NEXT STEPS (comment period, plan adoption)

Project Flyer and Plan Summary

PROJECT OVERVIEW

CPTED OVERVIEW

REVIEW OF THE PLANNING PROCESS

PLAN AND PROPOSED STRATEGIES

REQUEST FOR REVIEW AND COMMENT

STEPS TO PLAN ADOPTION