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Macarena Rau, ICA International President: Community Benefit

Article from the «Mexican Leaders» magazine. Link to the original article in Spanish:

In her early years as a student she worked with her uncle Leopoldo Prat Vargas on different projects, where she discovered that the human being occupied a position in the design of buildings and cities considered as a client and not as an enviromental native expert.

In the search for an alternative, she found hospital architecture, which was complemented by architectural designs that would help the well-being of the sick and their families. That was the prelude to Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED).

Once titled, she looked for work and found a call to learn about a new method in Chile by the Fundación Paz Ciudadana, who had contacted Robert Stephens in Toronto in Canada, a city that had the lowest crime rates and with the lowest fear of America.

“CPTED was one of the strategies that had a decisive influence in Canada. By accepting the invitation, Robert asked for a link to train someone in the methodology. This is how a public contest was opened where I was chosen. That was in the year 2000.”

Macarena had studied how architecture and urban planning help reduce human pain and the leap he took was how, thanks to CPTED’s methodology, human fear is reduced. «Pain and fear are connected. Both are strong emotions which have to do with our survival instinct and are essential in human biology.» She was very interested in the CPTED methodology and from that moment she was a disciple of Robert Stephens, to this day.

In 2012 Macarena Rau came to Mexico to organize a regional CPTED summit in Mexico City, with the Iberoamerican University being the headquarters.

CPTED in Latin America

When the methodology mutated from his first to the second generation there was a very important Hispanic influence. “In Mexico the program starts in 2012, after having generated the necessary evidence to be able to impact in other countries after the Chilean experience. As we have entered a very scientific world, we must measure everything to create the evidence, create the culture of impact evaluation, to see how the phenomenon fluctuates. ”

The challenges

Macarena came to the Presidency of the ICA two years ago, after being part of the Board for 16 years, being the last four in the Vice Presidency.

“When I arrived at ICA, I was the only Spanish speaker, which was a great responsibility, which is why I was appointed Latin American Director at age 26. I spent several years in that position until I was appointed Vice President. Now what I have as responsibility is to lead and realize the vision of the next development of CPTED, backed by the Board, in addition to promoting global initiatives that promote our methodology ”.

After more than 20 years of working with the CPTED methodology and at the ICA, Macarena feels very satisfied, because it is something she enjoys very much.

“In general, the work you love is the basis of success, I have a great time, fun, it really is something that I love. Of course I look for the balance, as a mother, wife, it fills me so much for the community benefit that my work brings and what I lead. When I go to a community where there is less fear and pain, because of the reduction in crime, I am filled with happiness, seeing children play in the squares, talking with people and hearing how their lives have changed after they arrived CPTED ”

The issue of urban fear

The perception of fear connects us instinctively with the most basic sense of survival of the human being and is therefore characterized by being a subjective emotion.

The urban dweller has the expectation of living in a city that guarantees his basic security and that of his family as a right, as well as access to health, education, recreation among others.

What happens when the city cannot guarantee this basic right? In that scenario, the urban dweller enters the perverse circuit of fear that confronts him in a sustained way to the possibility of death, developing a kind of agoraphobia where the citizen enters his buildings and at the same time this feeling of fear towards the Open space is transcribed in the hermetic urban landscape, inside the house.

Elizabeth Kübler Ross already defined it in her book ‘On Grief and Pain’ (Kübler, Elizabeth. 2016) that the emotional stages of the human being before death were: denial, anger, negotiation, depression, acceptance.

In the urban space, in the face of the conflict scenario like the one that has been lived in Chile since October 18, the phases of the perverse circuit of fear are similar and subjective since the urban inhabitants live depending on their realities and internal tools.

The first two weeks, since October 18, many urban dwellers were still in the phase of denial and shock in the face of urban violence, and thought that this situation was punctual in time and what would happen. Over the days and weeks the generalized phase of denial has given space for anger by recognizing that what was seen as a socio-environmental crisis was rather a deep multicausal, organized urban conflict that would not disappear without leaving major changes and social, emotional and environmental damage in the Chilean population.

The anger phase has so far two faces: those who have continued to vandalize and introduce acts of violence to demonstrations for various claims and that have been postponed for decades and those who have armed themselves to try to protect themselves from those «vandalism» to them as their heritage and that of other citizens, trying to manage that security that until today the state has not been able to restore.

Apart from this panorama and trying to return to normal, the actors who, through negotiations, try to reach agreements that can lead to this process of transformation of Chile and that in turn, achieve through these, translate the citizens’ requests for facts and modifications to the political system and to respond to the claims of its inhabitants.

On the other hand are citizens who have quickly entered the phase of depression and hopelessness, somatizing pictures of panic attacks and other physical, psychological diseases among others. It is not difficult to imagine this mood, since for many, mobilizations have resulted in material losses, low productivity in business, even job losses, while naming people affected by violence directly as well as families who have lost their members because of these violent scenarios. Anxiety and the perception of fear in Chile that used to be high for the type of crime that existed before this panorama, has increased significantly after the current events.

Proshansky and his collaborators already in 1978, talked about the relationship between the environment and the psychology of the human being, and how the state of the environment directly affected the mood of the inhabitants. Given this, it is not difficult to assume that, in a scenario where public spaces have been affected as we have seen so far, businesses have armored to try not to be looted and the facades of churches and national monuments affected, the psyche of the Chileans are in a state of continuous depression.

Finally, there are also a few citizens who are in the phase of acceptance and transcendence, a state in which they already accept that this country began a process of change without return, and inevitable.

And it is this last point that connects us again with the idea of ​​death, change and transformation. What is the real fear that the urban dweller feels? Is it impermanence? Knowing that everything mutates and that avoiding change is impossible. In this extreme scenario of national change, what do we hold on to?

Well, the answer is simple; to nothing from the outside, and if from the personal inner world. The change of approach and the resignification that what happens is fundamental in the phase of acceptance and transcendence.

It is in this sense that the complex scenario that Chile is going through connects with the CPTED methodology.

The second generation CPTED methodology presents us with that delicate link and balance that exists between the internal and external landscape of the individual. In that sense the self-awareness of the inner landscape is as important as the awareness of the environment. Fear is built in anticipation of the future and the way to combat it is by paying attention to the present; in the now. That is why now more than ever, strategies for self-care, emotional self-restraint and if possible be very connected and cohesive, not only with the family but also with support networks that are emotionally nutritious and can provide both material and psychological support .

Eckart Tolle already said in his famous book «The Power of Now» that one of the most recommended strategies to bring awareness to the present moment is to breathe and meditate.

Finally, each urban inhabitant will decide at what stage of the duel the urban conflict wants to live … and how much that will affect their quality of life; and therefore if it persists in the virtuous circuit of the creation of community trust or enters the harmful circuit of urban fear.

Macarena Rau Vargas, President ICA
Melissa Valdez López, Executive Director PBK Consulting

ICA se une a Publika Consulting para realizar capacitación presencial a la Subsecretaría de Prevención del Delito de Chile.

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Para darle continuidad a las capacitaciones realizadas el año pasado, donde se instruyó a más de 50 funcionarios de la Subsecretaría de Prevención del Delito de Chile en la Metodología CPTED ® nivel introductorio, se ha iniciado con éxito el nuevo Diplomado en Metodología CPTED ® nivel Intermedio, donde cerca de 60 funcionarios de este mismo departamento de gobierno, avanzarán en sus conocimientos de Prevención del Delito Mediante Diseño Ambiental.

En esta oportunidad y bajo los escenarios de crisis en el que Chile se encuentra, la capacitación nivel Intermedio, además de sus relatores internacionales usuales: Macarena Rau Vargas actual presidenta de la ICA, Paulina Castillo Presidenta de Corporación CPTED Región, Melissa Valdez López Jefa de Proyectos de PBK Consulting e Isamar Quiroga Jefa de análisis de PBK Consulting, se incorporaron a las jornadas presenciales, miembros activos de la ICA, con especialidades en criminología que ayudarán a los alumnos a descubrir estrategias de prevención en escenarios de crisis como los que se viven actualmente en el país.

Tal es el caso de Greg Saville, cofundador de la ICA, diseñador urbano certificado con especialización en CPTED ® y ha desarrollado el método SafeGrowth®; Mateja Mihinjac, Directora y Secretaria en el comité ejecutivo de la ICA es criminalista e investigadora de Eslovenia es certificada en el programa SafeGrowth® y ha realizado impartición conjunta de talleres de SafeGrowth® colaborado con Greg Saville. Ambos miembros de la ICA expusieron el método SafeGriwth®.

También como parte de esta jornada presencial de capacitación CPTED ® , estuvo Tim Pascoe quien es conocido internacionalmente en el área de diseño y gestión en contra de la delincuencia y que en esta oportunidad expuso acerca de los ataques terroristas al metro de Londres.

Por su parte las relatoras expusieron los temas que se verán en los contenidos de los 6 módulos que incluye esta capacitación y que tienen que ver con la seguridad de barrios comerciales, barrios residenciales, el uso de la tecnología de seguridad, transporte seguro, espacios urbanos seguros e infraestructura y escuela segura.

Los conocimientos en metodología CPTED ® son parte del Sello de Seguridad que imparte la Subsecretaría de Prevención del Delito de Chile y a su vez este se imparte a nivel nacional, como parte del programa para Seguridad Ciudadana del país.

Con estos esfuerzos, la ICA y PBK Consulting establecen los conocimientos base para enfrentar las crisis actuales, tanto de Chile como de Latinoamérica.

ICA joins Publika Consulting, to carry out face-to-face training in the Secretariat of Crime Prevention of Chile.

In order to give continuity to the training carried out last year, where more than 50 officials of the Secretariat of Crime Prevention of Chile were instructed in the CPTED ® Methodology introductory level, the new Diploma in Intermediate CPTED ® Methodology has been successfully initiated, where About 60 officials from this same government department will advance their knowledge of Crime Prevention through Environmental Design.

On this occasion and under the crisis scenarios in which Chile is, the Intermediate level training, in addition to its usual international rapporteurs: Macarena Rau Vargas, current president of the ICA, Paulina Castillo President of the CPTED ® Region Corporation, Melissa Valdez López Chief of Projects of PBK Consulting and Isamar Quiroga Head of analysis of PBK Consulting, were incorporated to the conference, active members of the ICA, with specialties in criminology that will help students discover prevention strategies in crisis scenarios such as those experienced Currently in the country.

Such is the case of Greg Saville, co-founder of the ICA, a certified urban designer specializing in CPTED ® and has developed the SafeGrowth® method; Mateja Mihinjac, Director and Secretary in the executive committee of the ICA is a criminalist and investigator of Slovenia is certified in the SafeGrowth® program and has jointly taught SafeGrowth® workshops in collaboration with Greg Saville. Both members of the ICA presented the SafeGriwth® method.

Also as part of this face-to-face CPTED ® training day, there was Tim Pascoe who is internationally known in the area of ​​design and management against crime and who on this occasion spoke about the terrorist attacks on the London underground.

For their part, the speakers presented the topics that will be seen in the contents of the 6 modules that this training includes and that have to do with the security of commercial neighborhoods, residential neighborhoods, the use of security technology, safe transportation, urban spaces insurance and infrastructure and safe school.

The knowledge in CPTED ® methodology is part of the Security Seal issued by the Subsecretariat of Crime Prevention of Chile and in turn this is taught nationwide, as part of the program for Citizen Security of the country.

With these efforts, ICA and PBK Consulting establish the basic knowledge to face the current crises, both in Chile and Latin America.

Presidenta Internacional de la ICA Macarena Rau y Directora de Proyectos de PBK Melissa Valdez, publican columna de opinión.

La Presidenta de la ICA Macarena Rau y la Directora de Proyectos de PBK, Melissa Valdez, colaboraron en una columna, para la Revista Opinión.

La columna llamada «Confianza comunitaria para una ciudad sostenible y Segura» relata los trabajos comunitarios realizados en PBK y que se centralizan en el uso de la etodología CPTED para la prevención del delito y como através del fortalecimiento de la confianza en las comunidades se ha podido tener resultados importantes en la reducción del delito y la percepción de Temor.

La columna está disponible en la web de la Revista Opinión y pueden ingresar en el siguiente enlace:

Postulan a la Presidenta de la ICA Internacional, la Dra. Macarena Rau a importante Reconocimiento

Tras haber firmado Convenio con la Comunidad COLADCA (Comunidad Latinoamericana de Consultores y Asesores en Gestión de Riesgos y Seguridad), en el Concreso Internacional CPTED 2019, que se llevó acabo en Cancún México el pasado septiembre, las redes CPTED se reforzaron en los países de latinoamérica.

Este convenio se estableció con el objetivo de seguir impulsando los conocimientos de prevención del delito en todo Latinoamerica.

Es por esto que con agrado se anuncia el día de hoy que la Dra. Macarena Rau, presidenta Internacional de la ICA y Directora Ejecutiva de PBK, ha sido postulada para el Reconocimiento «Unidos por la Seguridad» que entrega la Comunidad COLADCA, en la categoría «Líderes que dejan huella en la Seguridad»

El reconocimiento será entregado este Diciembre 12, y se encuentran postulados otros importantes agentes de cambio en Seguridad de Latinoamérica.

Presidenta Internacional de la ICA Dra. Macarena Rau, en Congreso Internacional en Zacatecas.

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La Unidad Académica de Psicología de la Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas (UAZ) convocó a estudiantes, académicos y sociedad civil que hayan desarrollado algún trabajo referente a la prevención de la violencia en sus diferentes formas, para participar en el primer Congreso Internacional de Prevención Social de la Violencia y Cultura de la Paz, del 2 al 4 de octubre.

Este Congreso que se desarrolla en conjunto con la Subsecretaría de Prevención Social del Delito del estado, tiene el propósito de recolectar a través de los proyectos presentados la “masa crítica” respecto las violencias que se viven en la población zacatecana, para fortalecer las políticas de prevención del estado.

Armando García Neri, subsecretario de Prevención Social del Delito detalló que además de los trabajos que se presenten, se contará con ponencias de expertos en diferentes temas como la violencia urbana; problemas tras consumo de sustancias en jóvenes; prevención del delito mediante el diseño ambiental; cultura de paz en las escuelas, entre otros temas.

En el marco de este importante evento, la Dra. Macarena Rau, presidenta actual de la ICA internacionaly Directora Ejecutiva de Publika Consulting, presentó con éxito su ponencia: «Hacia una metodología de reducción de crímenes violentos a través dee diseños socio-ambientales para todos.» Donde expone el futuro de la metodología CPTED orientado a la prevención de homicidios.

En esta oportunidad, la Dra. Macarena Rau, presentó formalmente por primera vez, la Metodología de Evaluación de Impacto de intervenciones Hispanas CPTED y Prevención Situacional.

International President of the ICA Dr. Macarena Rau, at the International Congress in Zacatecas.

The Academic Unit of Psychology of the Autonomous University of Zacatecas (UAZ) summoned students, academics and civil society who have developed some work related to the prevention of violence in its different forms, to participate in the first International Social Prevention Congress of Violence and Culture of Peace, from October 2 to 4.

This Congress, which is being held in conjunction with the Subsecretariat of Social Prevention of Crime of the state, has the purpose of collecting through the projects presented the “critical mass” regarding the violence experienced in the Zacatecan population, to strengthen the policies of State prevention.

Armando García Neri, Undersecretary of Social Prevention of Crime explained that in addition to the work presented, there will be presentations by experts on different topics such as urban violence; problems after substance use in young people; crime prevention through environmental design; culture of peace in schools, among other topics.

Within the framework of this important event, Dr. Macarena Rau, current president of the International ICA and Executive Director of Publika Consulting, successfully presented her presentation: «Towards a methodology for reducing violent crimes through socio-environmental designs for all . » Where he exposes the future of the CPTED methodology aimed at preventing homicides.

On this occasion, Dr. Macarena Rau, formally presented for the first time, the Methodology of Impact Evaluation of Hispanic interventions CPTED and Situational Prevention.

Finaliza Capacitación CPTED en Puente Alto

Después del arduo trabajo y dedicación de los funcionarios de SECPLA de la Municipalidad de Puente Alto en Santiago de Chile, el día 27 de Septiembre se llevó acabo con éxito la presentación final de los trabajos prácticos, parte de la evaluación que se someterá para que obtengan la Certificación CPTED.

Se contó con la presencia de Jorge Ruiz de Viñaspre, Secretario de Planificación Comunal – SECPLA de la Municipalidad de Puente Alto y una de los impulsores de esta capacitación a sus funcionarios.

Fue la Dra. Macarena Rau Vargas, actual presidenta de la ICA, la encargada de presidir este examen final del equipo de Puente Alto.

Presidenta de la ICA Macarena Rau se presenta exitosamente en Brasil

En el marco del seminario internacional “Ciudadano en Red Conocimientos y prácticas en el cuidado de familias y víctimas de homicidios”, se presentó el día de hoy la Dra. Macarena Rau Vargas con su ponencia “Diálogos sobre el Urbanismo y la Prevención de Homicidios.

Este seminario internacional realizado en Fortaleza Brasil se enfocó en las prácticas de la atención a familias víctimas de Homicidio. El evento es el resultado de una asociación entre el Instituto OCA, Open Society Foundations y es parte de los esfuerzos implementados por el Comité Cearense para la Prevención del Homicidio en la Adolescencia (CCPHA), que, desde 2016, ha estado analizando el escenario local y desarrollando estrategias para prevenir Asesinato juvenil. El seminario trae temas y experiencias que complementan y amplían la perspectiva para la prevención de homicidios en la adolescencia.

Para profundizar la concepción de la prevención terciaria e intercambiar experiencias internacionales en el cuidado de víctimas y la protección de adolescentes vulnerables, el evento promueve un intercambio entre Fortaleza y Medellín, basado en el trabajo de la Fundación Casa de Las Estrategias en Colombia, representada por la economista Camila. Uribe Macarena Rau Vargas, presidenta y fundadora de la Corporación para la Prevención de la Delincuencia a través del Diseño Ambiental (CPTED – Región), también fue invitada a hablar sobre urbanismo y prevención de homicidios. Y Pedro Abramovay, Director para América Latina y el Caribe de Open Society Foundations, presenta experiencias en la reducción de la violencia y el control de armas en América Latina.

El diputado Renato Roseno y el Alcalde Roberto Claudio de Fortaleza Brasil, acompañaron a los panelistas del Seminario Internacional “Ciudadano en Red Conocimientos y prácticas en el cuidado de familias y víctimas de homicidios»