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Elisabeth Miller

City of Saskatoon
Senior Planner

Elisabeth Miller, MCIP, is an urban planner with the City of Saskatoon with a specialty in urban safety.

Under her leadership the City of Saskatoon has embedded the philosophy of Safe Growth and the principles of Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) as a way to achieve a safer Saskatoon in the city’s Official Community Plan.  Currently Elisabeth is the Neighbourhood Safety Coordinator in Saskatoon and responsible for working with communities to identify issues, carry out risk assessments and safety audits, public engagement, and the implementation of safety recommendations.

 Elisabeth chairs the City of Saskatoon's CPTED Review Committee which is a partnership of various civic departments that reviews all civic structures, facilities, and developments for conformance with Safe Growth and the principles of CPTED.  As of 2008, CPTED reviews are mandatory for civic and civic sponsored projects, structures, facilities and developments.  To date over 200 CPTED reviews have been completed

Elisabeth is also responsible for organizing and co-teaching CPTED courses to ensure that civic staff, and other interested parties outside of the organization, are appropriately trained.  To date, 15 courses have been conducted in Saskatoon and over 265 people trained.

 

Elisabeth is an active member of the International CPTED Association (ICA) and has been a board member for six years.  She is also on the organizing committee for the ICA bi annual conference in 2017 which brings delegates from around the world to Canada.

 

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 Safe Growth/CPTED process as an important crossover with urban planning and an excellent vehicle for engaging children and youth in their community.