Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Dr. Chamard presents at Neighborhoods USA conference in Anchorage

Left to right: June Sobocinksi, Dr. Sharon Chamard, Kitty Farnham
Dr. Sharon Chamard, Justice faculty member, presented at two workshop sessions of the Neighborhoods, USA (NUSA) 2011 Conference held in Anchorage May 25-28, 2011.

Dr. Chamard, June Sobocinski of United Way, and Kitty Farnham of Catalyst Consulting Services, team taught a session on "Improving Our Community: How Individuals, Associations and Agencies Can Work Together" on May 26.

Later in the day, Dr. Chamard was also a guide for the "Community and Problem Oriented Police in Anchorage" tour of Fairview and Spenard. The tour highlighted the work of the Anchorage Police Department's Community Action Policing (CAP) Team, and looked at Fairview sites that were to be the focus of a workshop on Friday.

On May 27, Dr. Chamard and her co-presenter, Allen Kemplen, AICP, spoke on "Reclaiming Spaces Through CPTED and Defensible Design." Dr. Chamard discussed how elements of crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED) were used in Fairview to reclaim its public spaces.
Left to right: Allen Kemplen, AICP, and Dr. Sharon Chamard

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 was "Great Lands, Great Neighborhoods."