Dr Macarena Rau Vargas

International CPTED Association
La Gloria 27 depto 37
7560936 Santiago

Architect (Universidad de Chile), Master (Universidad Católica de Chile) and PhD in Urban Planning (Universidad del Bio Bio, Chile) and Honoris Causa Doctorate from Mexican Claustro of Universities with extensive experience leading Urban Security Projects and Initiatives, both public and private, in Chile and in various countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Specialist in the CPTED methodology (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design) with proven success in diagnosing, designing, executing and evaluating Violence and Crime Prevention projects from an Environmental perspective with experience of applying and teaching CPTED in various countries of the world.

She is currently the President of the International CPTED Association (www.cpted.net)


• President of the International CPTED Association from 2017-today (ICA; www.cpted.net).

• President and founder of the Corporation for the Prevention of Crime Through Environmental Design in Chile from 2005-today (www.cpted-region.org).

• Executive Director and founder of Publika Consulting Company from 2008-today (www.pbk.cl).

• Member of the Scientific Committee of Urban Life 2005, Sweden (www.urbanlife2005.com).

• Reviewer at Journal of Applied Security Research 2020 (Routledge).

Dr Macarena Rau Vargas