Sokoto House itself is a place-making initiative - to create a safe, welcoming, and valuable space and stimulate community cohesion using the nationally recognized, evidence-based Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) curriculum.
CPTED refers to the effective design and use of the build environment to encourage a reduction in the fear of crime, a reduction in the actual number of crimes, an improvement in community safety, an improvement in the perception of safety, and an improvement in the overall quality of life in a community.
Starting with a formerly dormant property asset and revitalizing it through partnership, carving out and maintaining a safe community space along with beneficial community resources, Sokoto House promotes the positive CPTED impacts. Just some examples of ways Sokoto House is doing this include:
- Outdoor lighting
- Solar-powered kiosk for free phone charging
- Public ATM
- Vending machine
- Community Garden