Design for Security (DfS) is a team of built environment professionals (architects, landscape architects & planners), within Greater Manchester Police (GMP) that provide security and crime prevention assessments of built environment design proposals. Engagement with DfS is a statutory requirement for developments seeking planning approval for 'major projects' in Greater Manchester.
As part of the EU funded Cutting Crime Impact project the ProMIS tool has been developed to support the DfS team, through enhanced project management and understanding the impact of CPTED within GMP. David will be presenting this tool. ProMIS will enable DfS to gain a much needed visual analysis of urban development across Greater Manchester; especially with regard to the growth and development of new communities, and their impact on infrastructure needs. With the use of Geographic information system mapping the tool will support long term tracking of historic DfS projects in a geographic context (i.e. mapping DfS projects across Greater Manchester), and their potential impact on future policing resourcing strategies.
Umberto will discuss the importance of early stage design interaction and CPTED alongside a case study. He will also provide a potted history of Design for Security during its inception.
- David Maher is an Architectural Designer with over 18 years’ experience of delivering buildings and public realm spaces across the UK & Ireland. Since joining Design for Security David has been a guest lecturer discussing the work of DfS and the merits of CPTED principles alongside his architectural and environment experience.
- Dr Umberto Nicolini is an Architect and Director of the Laboratory for Urban Quality and Security (LabQUS) in Italy. Engaged since the very beginning in implementing environmental crime prevention as an institutional tool in planning policies, Umberto has recently promoted and chaired the European Programme COST TU1203 – CP-UDP – as well as many other related projects.