Friday, May 13, 2011

Dr. Chamard presents at Neighborhoods, USA conference

Dr. Sharon Chamard, Justice faculty, is presenting at the Neighborhoods, USA (NUSA) 2011 Conference and is also a guide for one of the Neighborhood Pride Tours portion of the agenda. The conference is being held in Anchorage on May 25-28, 2011.

She will be one of the guides for the "Community and Problem Oriented Police in Anchorage" tour on May 26. This tour of Fairview and Spenard highlights the work being done by the Anchorage Police Department's Community Action Policing (CAP) Team. The Fairview portion of the tour also focuses on the sites that will be discussed in Dr. Chamard's lecture presentation the following day.

On May 27, Dr. Chamard and her co-presenter, Allen Kemplen, AICP, will speak on "Reclaiming Spaces Through CPTED and Defensible Design." The focus is on crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED) and defensible space which includes the concepts of fencing, traffic calming, and landscaping. She will be discussing how Fairview has used this approach to reclaim its public spaces.

NUSA is a national, non-profit organization created in 1975 with the mission of building and strengthening community organizations. The theme of the 2011 conference is "Great Lands, Great Neighborhoods," and the goal of the conference is to increase citizen participation and the effectiveness of community councils, faith organizations and neighborhoods in solving issues at the neighborhood and community level.