SafeGrowth® For Neighborhoods

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design

Livability Academies

Organizational Capacity Building

Spatial Forensics

Digitized Fear Mapping

Neighborhood Risk Assessment

Transformation

We help change agents transform their organizations and neighborhoods into resilient, adaptive environments. Our specialty is innovating through turbulent situations. Our programs deliver not only problem-solving and problem-reframing, but new approaches arising from our action-based learning and search conferencing methods.

One of our transformative approaches creates neighborhood resilience during times of social unrest. The AlterNation vision of great neighborhoods is part of our SafeGrowth® philosophy. Read about it on our SafeGrowth© website

https://www.safegrowth.org/what-makes-great-neighborhoods.html

SafeGrowth®

SafeGrowth® is a people-based planning method for creating 21st Century neighborhoods of imagination, livability, and safety. It develops new relationships between city government and residents in order to prevent crime and plan for the future. While technology and evidence-based practice plays a role, SafeGrowth® is based on community building through annual SafeGrowth® plans and neighborhood problem-solving teams networked throughout the city.

SafeGrowth® Network Website

SafeGrowth® Blog

CRIME PREVENTION SCIENCE

AlterNation uses new crime prevention and analysis methods, including security and safety technologies and evidence-based methods, sometimes called crime science. These methods assist  police investigations, legal proceedings, community groups, urban planning, and companies who seek detailed knowledge about the places of crime and methods of crime prevention. We provide expert court witnesses in CPTED and we employ  the latest  technologies such as GPS Fear of Crime Mapping, Spatial Forensics for court cases, critical infrastructure protection auditing for major crime and terrorism risks, and assessing crime patterns such as displacement.

Why Should You Choose Alternation?

Our Philosophy

The 21st Century must be the Century-of-the-Neighborhood. For too long we have relied on others to solve our problems and create visions of our future. Locally-constituted examples of culture, technology, and pro-social living, provide more resilient visions and solutions. We describe this philosophy in Networked Urban Villages: A Manifesto for the 21st Century and in our book SafeGrowth®: Building Neighborhoods of Safety and Livability.

Organizational transformation

Our organizational programs evolved through years of research and experience in professional, government, community and corporate life. We use the concept of organizational ecology as our foundation – the idea that adapting to change in a turbulent environment is the best way to create a healthy and sustainable organization.

SafeGrowth®

Our SafeGrowth® programming drives all our work to create a safer and livable future. The planning methods we incorporate the latest crime prevention techniques – 2nd/3rd Generation CPTED, digital GPS fear mapping, Livability Academies, and SafeGrowth® Neighborhood Planning. Our certified SafeGrowth® consultants bring years of experience to our clients.

Demo Reel

Presentation in Sweden about SafeGrowth in New York City. Click the “play” button to view the video.

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What others say about us

Greg Saville has designed a winning roadmap for any struggling community through his SafeGrowth program. In addition to a deep understanding and knowledge for building community safety, Greg also brings an unmistakable sincerity and enthusiasm to his work. I’ve learned a great deal from working with Greg in regards to successful facilitation strategies that have led to direct and tangible outcomes. I’d recommend Greg to any community requiring the very best in guidance.

Megan CarrCounselor

Greg recently served as a consultant for the NYC Mayors Office of Criminal Justice and successfully executed a capacity-building program … on fifteen public housing development across the city. Greg was efficient and effective in the delivery of his training and provided us with a framework that allowed us to collaborate with residents in developing solutions to community safety. Greg was insightful, reliable, incredibly resourceful and made a vital contribution to our safety initiative.

Ifeoma EboUrban Designer and Planner

Greg believes in the potential of people and is passionate about community as interdependent collections of relationships between the players and the places. I’ve been challenged by Greg on my assumptions and beliefs and have grown as a result.

Steven YoungCEO

Available Now on Amazon! SafeGrowth: Building Neighborhoods of Safety & Livability

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