The Association for Safe/Secure Urban Design and Management/Maintenance (SVOB) focuses on making buildings, homes and outdoor spaces safer by explicitly taking safety and security into account in both the design and management of the built environment. SVOB bases itself on criminological theories (rational choice model, situational approach, occasion theory), which assume that crime and feelings of insecurity can be combated by making changes in the physical and social environment. Central to this is the CPTED model (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design). In The Netherlands we speak of Safe/Secury Urban Design and Management/Maintenance.
SVOB is part of an international network (European Designing Out Crime Association E-DOCA) and is affiliated with the International CPTED Association (ICA).
What makes the SVOB special?
What does the SVOB do?
Become a member of the CPTED expert network
The SVOB has a network of experts in the Netherlands. Participation in the SVOB network is interesting for professionals involved in the safe design and management of the built environment, such as planners, (landscape) architects, urban planners, project developers, police, fire brigade, emergency services, security experts, consultancies, local and regional authorities. (Spatial Planning, Safety, Management, etc.), lecturers / students of (integral) safety courses, architectural and / or public space management.
Membership costs € 35 per year. Members receive, among other things, the newsletter, can participate in meetings for free or with a discount and can purchase SVOB publications at a discount. Knowledge and experience is shared with other members of the network through its own LinkedIn group and in the website. You can sign up for membership via our website.