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Recent Publications

Central Corridor Light Rail Transit (LRT) in Minneapolis and Saint Paul: Sustaining Affordable Housing in the Central Corridor - The Neighborhood Connection.

Pates, Greg. Published in 2010.

LEED for Neighborhood Development and the Loring Park Neighborhood.

DeCoursey, Jillian. Published in 2010.

Block-based Neighborhood Stabilization.

Moen, Casie. Published in 2010.

Minnesota Population Distribution, 2010

CURA, Minnesota State Demographic Center, and University of Minnesota Cartography Lab. Published in 2011.

This four-color, 17.5 x 20 inch dot map shows population distribution in the state of Minnesota at the block level, by county, based on data from the 2010 U.S. Census. The map includes major water features and selected major roads and highways.

Twin Cities Metropolitan Area Population Distribution, 2010.

CURA, Minnesota State Demographic Center, and University of Minnesota Cartography Lab. Published in 2011.

This four-color, 17.5 x 20 inch dot map shows population distribution in the seven-county Twin Cities metropolitan area at the block level, by minor civil division (which includes cities, townships, and unorganized territory), based on data from the 2010 U.S. Census. The map includes major water features and selected major roads and highways.

Ending Long-Term Homelessness: Housing Stability for Adults in a Scattered-Site Housing First Program.

Stone, Barbara. Published in 2011.

Using the "Housing First/Harm Reduction" model (getting people into affordable housing first, and then addressing other issues they may have, such as mental illness, chemical dependency, or other barriers to stable housing) St. Stephen’s Human Services runs five programs to End Long-Term Homelessness.

A Rural Community’s Response to its Changing Demography: Welcome to Worthington.

Stone, Barbara. Published in 2011.

Worthington, Minnesota, has provided employment for Karen refugees from Burma since 2007 due to the availability of positions where English language was not a prerequisite for employment. Many of the refugees were assisted in resettlement by non-profit refugee employment service agencies located in the Twin Cities metropolitan area of Minneapolis and St. Paul. In 2010, Karen refugees were interviewed to determine their satisfaction with the move to Worthington.

Envisioning an Internet Center for Homeless Individuals: One Group’s Quest to Reduce the Digital Divide.

Orrick, Rebecca. Published in 2011.

Minnesota Community Blueprint to Asian/American and Pacific Islander Health Equity: Indicators for Success.

Pham, Joseph B. Published in 2011.

Social Media Evaluation: A Survey of Minnesota Nonprofit Organizations.

Cici, Kristen. Published in 2011.

Medical Needs and Healthcare Services for the Somali Community in the Twin Cities.

Mohamed, Ifrah Y. and Abdul Wahab Warsame. Published in 2011.

An Evaluation of Lifetrack Services to Karen in a Second Wave of Migration to Worthington, Minnesota: Nine Rays of Light Reach the Star of the North.

Stone, Barbara. Published in 2010.

Between October 1998 and June 2010, 2,792 refugees from Burma, mostly via Thai refugee camps, arrived in Minnesota (Minnesota Department of Human Services Resettlement Programs Office, 2010). The highest number of refugees, 667, from Burma came in DHS grant year 2006 (October 2006 through September 2007). In the first three quarters of the current grant year (GY 2009), 595 refugees arrived in Minnesota from Burma (Minnesota Department of Human Services Resettlement Programs Office, 2010).

Quality of Life Change and Immigration Legal Benefits:Documenting Outcomes of Status Change for Immigrants and Refugees.

Rechitsky, Raphi. Published in 2010.

Sabathani Community Center: Transition of Improvement.

Henriksen, Dave. Published in 2010.

Making Connections: Evaluation Use by Father-serving Programs.

Cici, Kristen. Published in 2010.

Time Banking Feasibility Study and Pilot Project.

Klatt, Kathryn. Published in 2010.

In the fall of 2009, Project for Pride in Living (PPL) began a time banking feasibility and pilot site study. PPL, a nonprofit affordable housing provider and social service agency in Minneapolis, MN was interested in establishing a time bank program for PPL residents and program participants. The study was designed as an outreach process to assess the success and challenges of implementing and operating a time bank program, and to determine PPL resident and program participant interest in a time bank program.

Parent Engagement in Education: Minneapolis Public Schools.

Shkolnik, Anna. Published in 2010.

Scaling Up Local Foods: West Central Minnesota Institutional Market Study. Synthesis of Existing Research and Report on West Central Partnership Institutional Market Survey.

Goodspeed, Sarah. Published in 2011.

Market & Feasibility Study for the proposed North American Owl Center in Houston, Minnesota.

Smith , David J. and Dr. William Gartner. Published in 2010.

Gull Lake Micropolitan Pilot Area: Planning Terms and Definition Research.

Piekarski, Amy. Published in 2010.

The Gull Lake Micropolitan Pilot Area Planning Terms and Definitions Research project was used to create a list of common terms and definitions to be used throughout the six local government units. Ordinances and plans were gathered from the six local units of government and the Department of Natural Resources, and then terms and definitions were extracted and put into a database. By creating a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet the data was easily organized and analyzed.

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