From urban planning and neighborhood safety to crime prevention and quality of life, our specialty is innovating through turbulent situations. Our programs deliver new approaches emerging from our unique style of creativity-through-action. For example, we work with police organizations seeking new problem-based learning and emotional intelligence in their field training and academies.
We help community improvement associations seeking economic resilience and environmental sustainability while facing social turbulence and crime. We believe in the ability of empowered neighborhoods to craft their own future. The AlterNation vision of great neighborhoods arises from our SafeGrowth© philosophy. Read about it on our SafeGrowth© website.
SafeGrowth® is a new theory of neighborhood planning available all over the world for creating new relationships between city government and residents. Any city can adopt this philosophy thereby creating empowered neighborhoods resistant to crime with residents engaged in planning their own future.
SafeGrowth® is also a series of practical strategies delivered by the SafeGrowth® Network to create 21st Century neighborhoods of livability, safety and imagination. We teach capacity-building through annual SafeGrowth® plans and we establish neighborhood teams networked throughout the city.
CRIME PREVENTION SCIENCE
AlterNation uses powerful technologies of crime prevention and crime analysis, including security technologies, GPS fear of crime mapping, and evidence-based methods such as spatial forensics, a field we developed.
We assist police and law enforcement investigators, community safety planners, government regulators or corporate leaders.
We provide expert court testimony in crime cases and we employ the latest technologies for critical infrastructure protection against major crime and terrorism risks. We help our clients learn how to assess crime patterns, such as crime displacement, and how to develop mitigation strategies.