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Safe Growth and the CPTED Review Committee

The City of Saskatoon has adopted, and is applying, the principles of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) to ensure a process of safe growth in the city.  Safety is embedded as a fundamental value in the Official Community Plan (OCP)  and is accompanied by a set of CPTED principles for achievement.  These principles are applied to most civic structures, facilities and developments.

CPTED Review Committee

The responsibilities of the CPTED Review Committee are to review all new construction or major renovations affecting City of Saskatoon structures, facilities, and developments with any public access or potential to put the public or employees at risk by its design.  Each project is reviewed and the principles of CPTED, as adopted by City Council, are applied to the design.  The following project(s) are reviewed by the Committee:

Neighbourhood Concept Plans and Amendments  

All neighbourhood Concept Plans and Amendments shall be reviewed by the CPTED Review Committee for conformance with the principles of CPTED.  Responses to the Committee's comments must accompany the application for final approval.

Civic Structures, Facilities and Developments

All new construction or major renovations affecting City of Saskatoon structures, facilities, and developments with any public access or potential to put the public or employees at risk by its design, shall conform to the principles of CPTED as determined by the CPTED Review Committee through a formal review.

Private Development Intended for Future Civic Ownership

Privately designed development which is intended to become City of Saskatoon property shall conform to the principles of CPTED as determined by the CPTED Review Committee through a formal review (e.g. parks designed by developers).  To submit a project for review, please complete the Application Form.  

A typical Review includes a review of the plans, an analysis of the project from a CPTED perspective, a site visit if appropriate, review of the crime statistics, demographics of the area, and any other information the proponent supplies, and public consultation if appropriate.  The CPTED review meetings allow for discussion with the proponent, discussion of the principles of CPTED and their application within the interdisciplinary group, and a thorough review of possible solutions and recommendations.  A report is then submitted to the proponent with recommendations from the CPTED Review Committee.  

The CPTED Review Committee consists of civic staff from Planning and Development,  Corporate Security, Sport and Recreation, Community Development, Parks, Saskatoon Light & Power, Construction and Design, Transportation, Transit, Saskatoon Police Service and Saskatoon Fire.  All members of the CPTED Review Committee are trained in Safe Growth and the principles of CPTED.  The committee is chaired by the Neighbourhood Safety Coordinator which is resident in the Neighbourhood Planning Section, Planning and Development Department.  


All CPTED Review Meetings are held in Committee Room E, City Hall, starting at 1:30pm.

2022 Meeting Dates: January 13th, February 3rd, March 3rd, April 7th, May 5th, June 2nd, July 7th, August 4th, September 1st, October 6th, November 3rd, and December 1st.

Deadline for submissions is two weeks in advance of the meeting date.