CPTED & Accessibility

Sustainability is the hallmark of any environment that can be considered a successful CPTED space. Environmental, economic, social indicators all define part of the seven qualities of CPTED.

Whakahi, Pride & culture play a role within the CPTED environment, and accessibility allows everyone to play their part and encourages responsibility.


Activating a space where people are present and can see what is going on.

Access Management

Methods are used to attract people and vehicles to some places and restrict them from others.

Territorial reinforcement

Clear boundaries and space definition to encourage community ‘ownership’ of the space.

Quality environments

Good quality, well maintained places attract people and support surveillance.

Basic CPTED principles have clear incontrovertible linkages to both sustainability and accessibility.

Creative Intentions has experience in both design CPTED spaces and assessing CPTED spaces.


The accessibility movement is a worldwide shift in design responsibility. In different parts of the world it may be called Universal Design, Usable Design or Inclusive Design. In New Zealand it is known as Accessible Design. Wherever we are it has been realised that virtually everyone will recognise accessible deficiencies in our environment at some point in their lives.

It is a known fact that as we get older our access requirements increase. By 2030, we expect that more than 50% of people over the age of 65 will have at least one impairment, and as New Zealand becomes even more desirable as a visitor destination, this state will become even more prevalent.

Accessible or universal design creates inclusive spaces regardless of abilities and therefore widens your target market and the investible proposition.

Creative Intentions not only strives to implement universal design philosophies in everything we do but also acts as a consultant to the national BeAccessible organisation https://www.beaccessible.org.nz/