URBAN PLANNING AND COMMUNITY FACILITATION SPECIALIST
Anna Brassard is a full-member of the Canadian Institute of Planners and Registered Professional Planner with the Alberta Professional Planning Institute. She has nearly two decades experience in the fields of strategic planning, SafeGrowth®, crime prevention through environmental design (CPTED), facilitation, facility planning, master planning and comprehensive community planning with First Nation communities. She spent 5 years as an Adjunct Assistant professor with the Faculty of Environmental Design, University of Calgary supervising Master’s level theses and teaching graduate level students courses in facilitation and building safe communities. This included developing a new joint initiative – “People and Place” - between the faculties of Social Work and Environmental Design. She has conducted workshops across North America on SafeGrowth® to police, design professionals and community members.
Anna is based in Alberta.
URBAN PLANNING, CPTED AND NEIGHBORHOOD SAFETY COORDINATOR SPECIALIST
Elisabeth Miller, MCIP, is an urban planner with the City of Saskatoon with a specialty in urban safety and SafeGrowth®. She also does private consulting. Currently Elisabeth is the Neighborhood Safety Coordinator responsible for implementing SafeGrowth® training and working with communities to identify issues, carry out risk assessments and safety audits, public engagement, and the implementation of safety recommendations. Elisabeth is also certified as an Advanced CPTED Practitioner by the International CPTED Association (ICA) and chairs the City of Saskatoon's CPTED Review Committee which is a partnership of various civic departments.
As of 2008, CPTED reviews are mandatory on all civic and civic sponsored projects, structures, facilities and developments. Elisabeth is also responsible fro organizing and co-teaching CPTED courses to ensure that civic staff, and other interested parties outside of the organization, are appropriately trained. To date, ten courses have been conducted in Saskatoon and over 200 people trained.
Elisabeth is also an active member of the Canadian Institute of Planners and was instrumental in the collation and publication of CIP's A Kid's Guide to Building Great Communities: A Manual for Planners and Educators. Elisabeth views SafeGrowth®/CPTED process as an important crossover with urban planning and an excellent vehicle for engaging children and youth in their community.
Elisabeth is based in Saskatchewan.
CULTURAL GEOGRAPHY AND HERITAGE PLANNING SPECIALIST
Carl Bray, MCIP RPP, is Principal of Bray Heritage in Kingston, Ontario. He is an award-winning heritage planner, urban designer and landscape architect with over 40 years of experience in both the public and private sectors. He has graduate degrees in urban design and cultural geography and has successfully completed projects across Canada and in the United States, the Caribbean, and Great Britain.
An early advocate of CPTED, he has a unique specialty in analyzing local resident’s meanings and values for place and for translating these values into successful planning policy and design guidelines. In recent years Carl has been a member of the SafeGrowth Network and consults with AlterNation LLC on SafeGrowth programming. He currently teaches heritage planning and community design courses as an Adjunct Associate Professor at Queen’s University’s graduate School of Urban and Regional Planning.
Along with his extensive experience in urban settings of all sizes and types, Dr. Bray has a special affinity for small towns, having grown up in one, lived and worked in many, in Canada and the UK, and studied them as part of graduate degree work. As an example of his work in such places, he leads teams that prepare Heritage Conservation District Studies and Plans and has completed many across southern Ontario. His projects in cities begin with an understanding of the evolution and character of the component parts, whether individual properties or entire neighborhoods. In each case, work involves an assessment of cultural heritage resources that includes extensive consultation with local residents.
Carl is based in Ontario.