The proper design and effective use of the built environment can lead to a reduction in the fear of crime and an improvement in the quality of life.
Started in 1994 by a group of practitioners from a variety of professions the Florida CPTED Network promotes the implementation of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) concepts and principles so as to reduce crime and the perception of crime.
History of the Florida CPTED Network
In the summer of 1994 Dr. Diane Zahm brought the first group of CPTED practitioners together at a meeting in Tampa, Fl. Diane had acquired the names of Florida CPTED practitioners active in their communities from the Florida Attorney General's Office. The first group consisted of Art Walls, Sherry Carter, Stan Carter, D.J. Bradley, Junius Bradley and Dorinda Howe. As a result of the first meeting a second meeting was arranged and held in Orlando, FL. A list of CPTED practitioners was prepared and they were asked to participate. In 1995 the process of formalizing the Florida CPTED Network began. A by-laws committee was created along with a goals and objectives committee and an educational committee. The FCN logo was also created.
In 1996 Ray Wood was elected as the first Chairperson of the FCN. That year the FCN received its 501-3C designation as a non-profit organization.
In 1997 the FCN hosted the 2nd International CPTED Association conference.
In 1998 Stan Carter was elected Chairperson.
In 2000 Dorinda Howe was elected Chairperson.
In 2002 Art Hushen was elected Chairperson
In 2004 Art Hushen was elected Chairperson
In 2006 Susan Ajoc was elected Chairperson
In 2008 Susan Ajoc was elected Chairperson
In 2011 Art Hushen was elected Chairperson
In 2013 Art Hushen was elected Chairperson