Secure Fit – Tailoring design against crime to European contexts (23 Oct 08)

Secure Fit
Tailoring design against crime to European contexts

Thursday 23 October 2008, 9.30am – 5.00pm
The Lowry, Salford Quays, Greater Manchester, UK
How can environmental design reduce crime and feelings of insecurity?
How can crime and fear of crime be addressed within urban planning and the development process?
How can approaches to crime prevention be adapted to different European countries and contexts?

Secure Fit will address these questions, and through presentations, discussions and breakout sessions, will explore design-led crime prevention methods being adopted by planners, designers, developers, local authorities and crime reduction experts across Europe. Secure Fit will demonstrate how design decision-makers can address crime and related social issues within the planning, design and development process, and will launch the Design Against Crime Xchange Tool, to be published in October.

The conference will include presentations from:
– Ian Seabridge, Assistant Chief Constable, Greater Manchester Police
– Paul van Soomeren, Co-founder, DSP-groep BV — a large Netherlands-based research consultancy specialising in urban planning, design and crime prevention
– Armando Jongejan, Information Manager, Politie Noord-Holland Noord (North Holland Police Force)
– Mike Hodge, Head of Architectural Liaison Unit, Greater Manchester Police
– Dr Caroline Davey and Andrew Wootton, Directors, Design Against Crime Solution Centre

Who should attend?
– Representatives of local authorities / municipalities (especially those involved in: Planning, Environment, Regeneration, and Community well-being)
– Planning officers
– Architects and urban designers
– Crime prevention professionals
– Police authority chairs & members

The venue for Secure Fit is the The Lowry, an award-winning arts venue and centre for cultural activities, and 2001 Building of the Year. To see for yourself, go to

Places at this event cost £40 (50 euros) (ex.VAT), and include lunch and refreshments. However, we are pleased to be able to offer the first 60 places free of charge.
Places are limited, and will be allocated on a ‘first come, first served’ basis. To reserve your place, please complete the booking form available on the conference website ( ), where directions to the venue and details of nearby hotels are also available.

If you have any other questions, please contact Melissa Marselle, Event Co-ordinator at the Design Against Crime Solution Centre, by emailing .