MEET YOUR SPEAKERS
Shannon J. Linning
PhD, Assistant Professor at the School of Criminology at Simon Fraser University
Speaking on Monday, November 7th at 11am (PST)
Abstract – ReThinking Placemaking to Reverse Risky Facilities
A small number of places—called risky facilities—experience most of a city’s crime. Not only do they generate crime on their properties, but some even radiate crime to nearby places. But crime-free places can radiate effects too; they radiate safety. The place makers of these properties are often overlooked in research and policy. Understanding the actions of place makers at crime-free places provides additional insights into effective crime prevention. I discuss the emerging research. First, I describe place management and how the actions of place makers explains why crime is concentrated at a few places. Second, I describe how places, and their owners, are networked together to create or suppress crime opportunities. I describe how those who own and manage safe places can work together to reverse risky facilities.
Dr. Shannon Linning is an assistant professor in the School of Criminology at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. She received her doctorate in criminal justice, with a specialization in crime prevention, from the University of Cincinnati. She teaches courses in crime prevention, community criminology, police problem solving, and research methods. Her research is published in academic journals and explores how property ownership, management, and urban development impact crime opportunities. She published a book, Whose ‘Eyes on the Street’ Control Crime? Expanding Place Management into Neighborhoods, co-authored with John Eck for Cambridge University Press. It outlines what property owners can do to extend safety beyond the boundaries of their properties. It also explains who can sway owners’ decisions to suppress crime opportunities. Shannon also has a forthcoming book with John Eck and Tamara Herold entitled, Place Management and Crime: Ownership and Property Rights as a Source of Social Control, with Springer Publishers.
Kimberly Shaw is the Provincial Security Advisor with the Provincial Security Office (PSO), Justice and Solicitor General (JSG) within the Government of Alberta (GoA).
Speaking on Friday, November 18th @11am (MST)
Abstract – Guidelines and Standards for Government of Alberta (GoA) Facilities
Over the years projects have been piecemealed, causing CPTED design inconsistencies in buildings province-wide. In 2018 the CPTED Physical Security Guidelines & Standards for GoA Facilities were developed based on functional needs and best practices. The objective in creating these guidelines is to protect staff, clients, property, and equipment; to detect an incident, delay the incident and respond to the incident.
We are working on updating the Regional Courthouse Design Guidelines. There has been inconsistency in CPTED design when it comes to all 72 courthouses. After developing a self-assessment tool that was sent out to a test selection of courthouses, years of planning and requests, the project was funded to hire a consultant to assess all of the courthouses and make recommendations. In collaboration with the planning team, the recommendations from the report will become the new standards. Huge steps forward from where we were only a few years ago.
Kimberly has spent the last two years with the PSO after coming over from Alberta Infrastructure and is the co-chair of the Cross Government Security Committee.
Kimberly’s work has included:
- security policy and procedure development and implementation,
- security education/awareness and training,
- physical security guidelines and standards development,
- cross government security framework creation and security program development, security,
- CPTED assessments and risk mitigation strategies.
Kimberly has a true passion for Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) and has completed level 1, level 2, Advanced training and CPTED Practitioner Certification.
Before rejoining the GoA eight years ago, Kimberly spent six of her nine years at Alberta Health Services (AHS) with their Protective Services team. She managed a diverse provincial portfolio by providing direction for the implementation of Enterprise Security Systems processes and standards, including processes for Capital construction project evaluations/installations and their subsequent commissioning. These projects and processes were conducted Provincially with a variety of client groups, Senior Management teams, Project Management, Real Estate and Leasing, the Centre of Expertise, IT, and with Alberta Infrastructure, all within a variety of Acute and non-Acute care facilities.
Throughout her career, Kimberly’s focus has always been on crime prevention as a means to mitigate social and economic issues, to ensure the safety of clientele, fellow team members throughout the various Ministries, and to ensure the security of GoA infrastructure.
Her philosophy extends well beyond her work life. Kimberly truly believes in the importance of community and bringing people together as an integral aspect of crime prevention. After moving back to the neighbourhood she grew up in with her husband to raise their family, she made a point of supporting the Community League by volunteering for events. Eight years ago, the Board of the day saw the passion, value and excitement she possessed and asked her to join. Since this time, Kimberly has held the position of Programs Director.
BArch, MUD, OALA/CSLA, Associate Urban Designer at DIALOG
Speaking on Friday, November 25th @11am (EST)
Abstract – Art Enlivens: Leveraging the Power of Creative Placemaking to Improve Community Wellbeing
According to the UN, by 2050, two out of every three people will reside in urban settings. This will beg the question: do cities have sufficient space and essential resources for the creation, exhibition, and enjoyment of arts and culture? Creative Placemaking is a relatively new field of study that leverages the power of arts and culture to engage us in these conversations. According to Artplace America, in Creative Placemaking projects, art plays an intentional and integrated role in place-based community planning and development by bringing artists, arts organizations, and artistic activity into the suite of placemaking strategies pioneered by Jane Jacobs and her colleagues. Creative Placemaking has the potential to grow social cohesion for community wellbeing while reducing crime and presenting opportunities for further research and investment. This is done in many different ways including animating public and private spaces, rejuvenating structures and streetscapes, improving local business viability and public safety, and most importantly, bringing diverse people together to create a sense of pride in the community and to celebrate, inspire, and be inspired.
Khatereh (who also goes by Khat) is a passionate urbanist who strives to make the world a better place to live, work and play. She believes that design can and should meaningfully improve the well-being of our communities and the environments that we all share.
Khat has a background in architecture/urban design and she recently became as associate member of Ontario Association of Landscape Architects (OALA). In the past eight years, she has been actively involved in numerous local and international projects at a variety
of scales. Her experience encompasses land use planning, ecological planning, urban design and landscape architecture at regional, municipal and development scales. Given her interdisciplinary background, Khat tries to view the elements of design, never in isolation and always as a system of relationships. This multi-layered approach to design has enabled her to identify the unique challenges and opportunities that often emerge in the design process.
Khat was first introduced to CPTED as a student of urban design at University of Toronto. She was tasked to evaluate the performance of a planned mixed use development in Toronto from a CPTED point of view. After conducting a contextual analysis, she provided deign recommendations aimed to improve the perception of safety in the respected community. The course provided her with the opportunity to first learn about CPTED principles and second apply them in all subsequent projects.
Today, as a professional urban designer, Khat consciously and/or subconsciously practices CPTED principles in all aspects of her work. At DIALOG she is an advocate of CPTED in all her projects and uses it as an effective tool to educate colleagues and clients in addressing safety and wellbeing at a variety of scales. In her view, it is a critical time to be an urbanist and a very special moment to plan for a secured environment.
Dr. Teale Phelps Bondaroff
Speaking on Nov 28th @ 1pm (PST)
Abstract – Placemaking in Greater Victoria – A Placemaking Paradise
We can build community by designing better public spaces! This talk introduces listeners to community-driven placemaking, and then provides detailed examples of how two forms of placemaking – little free libraries and road murals – can be used to build safe, connected, and resilient communities. It explores ways in which individuals, community groups, and municipal governments can support placemaking, and the role that visualization and data can play in promoting placemaking.
For the past several years, Teale has been mapping, helping build, and stocking little free libraries (LFLs) around the Greater Victoria region. When he started, there were 111 in the region, and in August 2022, he helped cut the ribbon on the 650th LFL in the region! To date he’s collected and redistributed over 75,000 books by bike to LFLs across the CRD and helped install over 100 little book boxes.
Teale is an experienced researcher and community organizer. He believes in the power of placemaking to transform public space, foster connections between people, and ultimately build community. As a volunteer member of the board of the Greater Victoria Placemaking Network, Teale heads up the Pocket Places Project. This project helps build, stock, and support little free libraries (LFLs) around Victoria. This project has helped the number of LFLs in Victoria grow from 111 at its inception, to over 650, the highest density in the country.
Dedicated to improving well-being through good policy and by transforming space, he has been involved in community projects Saanich, BC, on a number of issues including road safety, noise pollution, affordable housing, and accessibility. He was recently elected as a Councillor in the District of Saanich, British Columbia.
Passionate about health and equality, Teale is the co-founder and chair of the AccessBC Campaign for free prescription contraception, a grassroots campaign that is dedicated to making all prescription contraception in BC universally available at no cost.
An expert on illegal fishing, Teale serves as the Director of Research for OceansAsia, a marine conservation organization based out of Hong Kong that he helped found. This work includes investigating crime in the fishing industry, and studying a wide range of other marine conservation issues. He also serves as the Research Coordinator for the British Columbia Humanist Association, where he conducts and coordinates research on a variety of issues relating to separation of religion and government.
Teale has a PhD in politics and international studies from the University of Cambridge, and continues to pursue his academic research, the focus of which is the strategic use of international law by non-state actors, Arctic politics, and the strategy and tactics of non-state actors. He enjoys playing hockey, building giant puppets, board games, and coaching high school debate.
You can learn more about Teale and his various projects at his website: www.teale.ca
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