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Wayne Nishihama




Wayne is a retired member of the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects and the Canadian Society of Landscape Architects . In 1996, Wayne completed the US National Crime Prevention Council's Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design programme in Salt Lake City, Utah. He is one of the founding Directors of CPTED Ontario (2001) and CPTED Canada (2022). 


In 2013, Wayne retired from the City of Mississauga after thirty-eight years in which he served as the Manager of Urban Design for the Planning and Building Department and the Chair of the Misssissauga CPTED Advisory Committee. During his time at Mississauga, Wayne took the initiative to implement CPTED into the planning process and made it part of the City's Official and Strategic Plans. In 1996, he formed and chaired the Mississauga CPTED Advisory Committee, consisting of all City departments, Peel Police and Safe City Mississauga. The committee's mandate is to create a sense of a safe community for the citizens of Mississauga by utilizing CPTED strategies and techiques. in addition, Wayne was also instrumental for training staff to implement the CPTED concepts on a corporate basis throughout the City of Mississauga. 


He created the Mississauga CPTED Principles Document which provides the City with principles and strategies to create a safer and more liveable City. The document enhances the awareness of safety and provides a better understanding of urban well-being among the citizens of Mississauga.






Along with  Tom McKay, Wayne is involved in the CPTED training for the police and planning and design professionals, He has conducted CPTED presentations and lectures, locally and internationally.


In 1996, Wayne received a Civilian Citation from the Regional Municipality of Peel Police Service Board for his contribution in the development of CPTED in the Peel Region. In 2001, Wayne received the Public Practice Award from the Ontario Association of Landscape Architects, recognizing his outstanding leadership in public practice. Wayne also serves as  a member of the Downsview Park Urban Design Panel in which he provide his expertise on urban design and designing safe communities.


In 2013, Wayne started his own consulting practice - WGN Collaborative, specializing in urban design and CPTED. In the same year, Tom McKay and Wayne created the CPTED Professional Training Centre, which provides CPTED training for police services, the security industry, property managers, community leaders, municipalities, planners, landscape architects, architects and engineers. Wayne also added the CPTED Professional Consulting Centre, as another service for his company



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