Dedicated to the memory of Prof Clara Cardia

clara-cardiaProfessor Clara Cardia graduated in Architecture from the University of Geneva and the IUAV in Venice, MSC in Urban Design at Columbia University, New York, Doctorat en Sciences, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale, Lausanne. She was a specialist in integrated planning and design, urban quality and urban security. She worked on large-scale projects with public and private institutions in Europe and the Middle East. Clara Cardia was professor of urban planning, head of the Urban Quality and Safety Laboratory of the Polytechnic of Milan and head of the COST action until her sudden death in 2015.

Key-note Speaker: David L. Weisburd

David weisburdDavid L. Weisburd (born 1954), is an Israeli/American criminologist who is well known for his research on crime and place, policing and white collar crime. Weisburd was the 2010 recipient of the prestigious Stockholm Prize in Criminology, and was recently awarded the Israel Prize in Social Work and Criminological Research, considered the state’s highest honor.Weisburd holds joint tenured appointments as a Distinguished Professor of Criminology, Law and Society at George Mason University and Walter E. Meyer Professor of Law and Criminal Justice in the Institute of Criminology of the Hebrew University Faculty of Law, At George Mason University Weisburd was founder of the Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy and is now its Executive Director. Weisburd also serves as a Senior Fellow at the Police Foundation in Washington DC, and Chair of its Research Advisory Committee. Weisburd was the founding Editor of the Journal of Experimental Criminology, and is now the General Editor of the Journal of Quantitative Criminology.


Barry Davidson

barry-davidsonBarry Davidson has served as Senior Advisor to the Minister, Justice & Solicitor General, Advisor to the Deputy Minister of Municipal Affairs for the Gov. of Alberta, Special Advisor to the Minister of Municipal Affairs as well as serving as Chief of Staff to the Assoc. Minister of Public Safety & Regional Recovery & Reconstruction for 2013 flood in Alberta. He maintains professional positions as Director of Ops for the Canadian Crime Prevention Centre and Senior Security/Safety Advisor to Amtac Professional. Barry is called upon regularly to submit opinions, articles and interviews across Canada, the US and Australia on various areas of CPTED, crime & risk management.

Tinus Kruger

tkphotoTinus Kruger is the Research Group Leader of the Sustainable Human Settlements and Informatics Group at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in Pretoria, South Africa. He is also a Visiting Professor affiliated with the Urban Futures Centre, Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment at the Durban University of Technology in Durban, South Africa. Tinus is a registered architect specialising in Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED). He focusses in particular on crime prevention within the context of developing countries, and has been involved in various studies regarding the relationship between crime and the planning, design and management of the physical environment since 1998. He has participated in a range of projects, including community-based crime analysis initiatives, training workshops and developing CPTED and general crime prevention guidelines and strategies at national, provincial, municipal and community level. He is a director on the Board of the International CPTED Association, a member of the Springer Crime Science open access journal Editorial Board.

Tony Lake

tony-lakeTony Lake is the Director, International Services, for the International Security Management & Crime Prevention Institute (ISMCPI). He is currently the International Chair of the International Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) Association (ICA).  Tony retired as an Inspector with the Queensland Police Service, Australia, in 2007 after a career lasting 36 years. At the time of retirement was attached to the Office of the Commissioner where he was the project manager for the development and implementation of CPTED Guidelines for Queensland and provided professional input into the National CPTED Guidelines for New Zealand. Tony is currently employed as a crime prevention and security advisor for Amtac Professional Services, based in Brisbane Queensland, and provides CPTED training and reviews with the ISMCPI in Australia, New Zealand and Canada.

Prof Cathy Parker

cathyCathy Parker is Professor of Marketing and Retail Enterprise at Manchester Metropolitan University as well as Chair of the Institute of Place Management and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Place Management and Development. She has worked at Manchester Metropolitan since 1997 when she joined as a Senior Research Fellow. Cathy has managed over £10m of research projects – all focused upon strengthening town and city centres, in terms of their offer and governance structures and processes. Her research interests include retail, place marketing and the impact of litter upon both brand and place attitudes.

Prof Christina Zarafonitou

zarafonitouProfessor of Criminology. Director of the Postgraduate Programme of Criminology, Panteion University and of the Urban Criminology Laboratory. General Secretary of the Hellenic Society of Criminology and Member of the Scientific committee of the International society of Criminology (ISC). Author of Five monographs and numerous criminological articles in Greek and international Journals or collective books. Editor of nine collective and scientific responsible for numerous research studies. Guest Editor: Special Issue of Criminology, October 2011 (“Fear of crime. A comparative approach in the European context”).

Conference chair:

François Wellhoff

Organizational committee

Israel Barroso Tamariz

Caroline Davey

Bo Grönlund

Umberto Nicolini

Paul van Soomeren

Andrew Wootton

Local Coordinators

Ares Kalandides

Vasilis Ntouros

Information on COST action members can be found on the official action website.