Free community planning and crime presentation set for Friday at public library


Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 — The public is invited to a presentation about crime and land use planning by Derek J. Paulsen, the planning commissioner of Lexington who is also an associate professor of criminal justice at Eastern Kentucky University.

Paulsen’s presentation is 11:30 to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, at the main branch of the Nelson County Public Library, 201 Cathedral Manor in Bardstown.

Paulsen will discuss topics in his book, “Crime and Planning: Building Socially Sustainable Communities,” which looks at how land-use planning has an important role in long-term crime reduction in a community.

In his book, Paulsen discusses the disconnect between crime prevention and land-use planning in many communities, and calls on land-use planners to consider how planning decisions impact crime.

Paulsen will discuss the lessons he learned in writing the book and those he’s learned from his work in both criminal justice and community planning.

The presentation is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Please RSVP by phone, (502) 348-1805 or by email to ncpz@bardstowncable.net.


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