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CURA & Lyndale Neighborhood Association: the Value of Place-based Organizing. 2010 Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program
Investigating Barriers to Mental Health Care for Minnesota’s Refugee Populations. 2013 Moua, Kao Nou L.

This particular project is one phase of an ongoing, multiphase research project to improve the mental health care services for refugees in Minnesota. The overall project is a partnership between the University of Minnesota School of Social Work, the Center for Victims of Torture, Minnesota health plans, refugee health screening clinics, mental health providers, refugee leaders, and the Minnesota Department of Public Health Refugee Health Coordinator’s Office.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program
Northeast Minneapolis Central Avenue Commercial Corridor: Business Survey Report. 1995 Aaron, Joshua E. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program business development, Central Avenue, commercial corridors, Minneapolis, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), neighborhoods, retailing, surveys
Field Study of Appreciative Inquiry Method: Understanding and Supporting our Diverse Community.Category: Organizational Development, Planning and Evaluation 2002 Akdere, Mesut. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program African Americans, Asians, Blacks, Minneapolis, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), Prospect Park neighborhood, Somalis
Neighborhood Livability in Minneapolis: Three Studies. The Criminal Justice System in Hennepin County: Analysis and Recommendations for Action, Livability in Minneapolis Neighborhoods: An Examination of Problem Rental Property, and Community-Oriented… 1995 Alger, Stuart T., Shelly M. Hagglund, and Jacob Avidon. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program crime prevention, criminal justice, Hennepin County, landlords, livability, Minneapolis, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), neighborhoods, police, renters
MCDA and Single-Family Housing Development in Minneapolis: Report to the United Neighborhoods Coalition. 1997 Alger, Stuart. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program decision making, housing, inspections, Minneapolis, Minneapolis Community Development Agency (MCDA), Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP), neighborhoods, United Neighborhoods, vacant buildings
Minority Owned Business 2016 Ali, Abdiwahab

MEDA’s mission is to help entrepreneurs of color succeed through consulting, access to capital through loans and loan packaging, and access to market opportunities through corporate and government connections and expertise. Industry cluster analysis has been done to assess our regional economic competitiveness and determine the economic strengths within such industries. The formation and growth of minority owned business has not been studied in the same way.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program
Fighting Graffiti: An Investigation of Causes and Solutions. 2007 Allen, Daniel.

Beginning in the summer of 2005 and into the following winter, the Standish-Ericsson Neighborhood Association (SENA) received a number of complaints related to graffiti. In most cases, concerned residents had been vandalized and subsequently took note of the extent of graffiti in the area. To address the problem, SENA formed a Graffiti Task Force in March, 2006. Initial meetings were dedicated to brainstorming potential solutions and gathering information. This report investigates the extent of the problem, and provides direction for future resident and SENA action addressing graffiti.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program gangs, graffiti, Hennepin County, Minneapolis, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), quality of life
Automobile Recycling Alternatives: Why Not? A Look at the Possibilities for Greener car Recycling. 1997 Altschuller, Alison. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program automobiles, legislation, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), neighborhoods, recycling, St Paul, West Side neighborhood
Breaking the Cycle: Funding LGBTQ Health Equity Work. 2013 Anderson, Liv Augusta.

Many nonprofits offer crucial services and conduct useful research. Although some are funded through individual donors, most nonprofits rely on grants and contracts from government agencies and private foundations to fund their work. Community based nonprofits are an effective tool to address health disparities in certain populations. Lesbian, gay, bisexual,transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) populations experience many unique and chalenging health disparities.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program
Buying a Home with Contract for Deed: What You Should Know First. 1999 Andresen, Penny. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program contract for deed, homeowners, housing, mortgages, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), neighborhoods
Impact of Contract for Deed Sales in Frogtown. 1998 Andresen, Penny. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program Frogtown neighborhood, homeowners, housing, low-income groups, mortgages, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), St Paul
Bridging Social Capital: Responsive Listening Project. 2010 Anthony, Summer.

Together with the Lao Assistance Center of Minnesota (LACM), Southeast Asian Community Council (SEACC), and the People's Institute for Survival and Beyond, the Harrison Neighborhood Association (HNA) is acting as the lead organization in a four organization partnership working in North Minneapolis. The multi-cultural partnership with an Undoing Racism framework has led to HNA's organizational focus on racial and economic justice.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program Asian Americans, Harrison neighborhood, Neighborhood Partnerships for Community Research (NPCR), North Minneapolis
Shingle Creek Elementary Re-use Options: A Feasibility Study and Impact Analysis. 2008 Arbit, David

Bounded on the north side and east side by Creekview Park, on the west side by Oliver Avenue North, and on the south side by 50th Avenue North, the Shingle Creek Elementary School (SCE) has been educating children since 1958. SCE previously housed kindergarten through fifth grade educational programs for the Minneapolis Public School District (MPS). SCE is situated in the Shingle Creek Neighborhood of the Camden Community in North Minneapolis. The SCE property is a 166,422 sq. ft.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program adaptive reuse, buildings, land use, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR)
Improving the Social, Physical, and Economic Capital of an Urban Community through Residential Revitalization. 2008 Arbit, David

This undertaking seeks to evaluate the social, economic, and physical-infrastructural wellbeing of a St. Paul neighborhood as a result of a comprehensive residential redevelopment project. Nested within the West Seventh region of St. Paul, Brewery Town was named after the Jacob Schmidt Brewery that overlooks it. The redevelopment project has been a positive experience for the developers, residents, members of neighboring communities, city officials, and the West 7th/Fort Road Federation. Zero residential displacement was the single most salient factor contributing to this success.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), St Paul
University Communities Housing Needs Survey. 2007 Ayers, Matthew.

The rise in demand for undergraduate housing near the University of Minnesota has led to a considerable loss of owner-occupied homes in the area, due to buy-outs and the deteriorating sense of safety and community associated with these areas. To address their community concerns, the university-area neighborhoods of Marcy- Holmes, Southeast Como, and Prospect Park commissioned a survey to better understand the housing needs of the faculty and staff at the university, as well as graduate students, alumni, and retired faculty.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program commuting, Marcy Holmes neighborhood, Minneapolis, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), Prospect Park neighborhood, rental housing, residential choice, Southeast Como neighborhood, University of Minnesota, urban university
Underreporting of Crime by the Latino Community in the Lyndale Neighborhood: Perception or Fact? 2005 Barrera-Hernandez, Eduardo.

This report is intended to assist the Lyndale Neighborhood Association in finding out more about the underreporting of crime within the Latino community and to help to find alternative ways in which the Lyndale Neighborhood Association can assist the Latino community to report crime without fear or trepidation. A total of eighty-five Latino residents in the Lyndale neighborhood were surveyed. Each individual interviewed expressed their perspectives and/or experiences in reporting or not reporting crime and facing crime or criminal activity in their immediate surroundings.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program community policing, crime, criminals, Hispanics, Latinos, Lyndale neighborhood, Minneapolis, minorities, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR)
Traffic Literature Review: Congestion and Quality of Intersections. 2008 Bass, Patricia

Due to the heavy use of the University corridor and Snelling Avenue, their junction is a key intersection for St Paul. The resulting traffic congestion can be both a burden and a benefit to the Hamline Midway neighborhood. This was brought to the attention of the media in 2006, when the city of St Paul published the Snelling/University Capacity Study, proposing that the level of traffic congestion is high enough, and the level of service of the intersection low enough that action should be taken to increase the transportation capacity there. This study provokes several questions.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program community development, community planning, demographics, District 7, economic development, education, employment, Frogtown neighborhood, housing, jobs, land use, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), St Paul, Thomas-Dale neighborhood
Community Asset Mapping Project. 2013 Bedor, Mikala M.

Background 

In late 2012, the Hennepin County Teen Parent Connection received a grant from the University of Minnesota’s Center for Urban and Regional Affairs. The Hennepin County Teen Parent Connection sought to understand the gaps and overlaps in the services available to teen mothers, fathers and their children within Hennepin County.

 Project Goals 

There were two primary goals for the Community Asset Mapping Project: 

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program
Building Community in Seward Neighborhood: A Self-Study Project of the Seward Neighborhood Group. 1997 Belding, Nancye, Mary Beth Neal, and Marina Kosyakovsky. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program block clubs, community building, crime, evaluations, history, Minneapolis, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), self study, Seward neighborhood, surveys
ReMix Project: Juxtaposition Arts 2007 Bell, Joyce.

The Speak Your Mind campaign is a part of Juxtaposition Arts' larger Minneapolis North Side ReMix project, a grassroots redevelopment and city beautification program, which is adding public art to the north side piece by piece. The project is envisioned as a form of multicultural community organizing, bringing together Black, White, and Asian students to work on a project towards community change. This project summary outlines the process.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program African Americans, arts, arts education, Asian Americans, community design, community partnerships, crime, Hmong, livability, minorities, murals, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), North Minneapolis, planning, quality of life, sculpture
Reaney Feasibility Study. 2002 Berglund, Nina, Nathan Chatfield, Andy Johnson, Chuck Marohn, Marcus Martin, and Eduardo Millet. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program affordable housing, community planning, community redevelopment, multifamily housing, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), planning, pollution, pollution control, St Paul, zoning
Assessing Public Parking Demand at Southwest Lake and Hiawatha. 2010 Bergman, Sasha. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program
Survey Report: The Needs and Issues of Home-Based Businesses in the CARAG Neighborhood. 1996 Berkwitz, Laurie L. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program Calhoun neighborhood, economic development, home-based businesses, Minneapolis, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), surveys
Survey of Harding High School's School-to-Career Program. 2001 Berman, Sarah. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program career counseling, Community Outreach Partnership Center (COPC), East Side neighborhood, Harding High School, St Paul, students, surveys
Profiles of the Development of Neighborhood Child-Care Facilities. 2002 Bernardy, Pete. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program childcare, Minneapolis, minorities, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), people of color, preschool, St Paul
Growing Community Resilience: Empowering Neighborhoods with Tools of Design for the Northern Climate. 2012 Biebrauer, Anna.

The intent of this handbook is to provide interested urban farmers, gardeners, and community groups with a basic design primer for creating a pocket farm, community garden, or community supported agriculture (CSA). I have gathered basic components of urban agriculture, researched multiple precedents, and offered a design eye about how to arrange them, what to consider, and how each element might be constructed, perceived, or used by farmers and their surrounding community.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program
Oromo Community Engagement: Bridging Social Capital in the Cedar-Riverside Neighborhood. 2007 Blevins, Jennifer.

The Cedar-Riverside neighborhood in Minneapolis is located adjacent to the University of Minnesota on the west bank of the Mississippi River. It has served as a settlement for new immigrants for over two centuries, starting with the influx of families from Scandinavian countries during the 1800's. One of the newest immigrant groups to enter the scene of the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood is the Oromo, the largest cultural group within the Horn of Africa, centered in Ethiopia.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program community partnerships, community planning, minorities, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), organizing, outreach
Oromo Community Engagement in the Cedar-Riverside Neighborhood. 2007 Blevins, Jennifer.

The Cedar-Riverside neighborhood in Minneapolis, located adjacent to the University of Minnesota on the West Bank of the Mississippi River, has served as a settlement for new immigrants for more than two centuries, starting with the influx of families from Eastern European countries during the 1800s. More recently, significant numbers of immigrants from Africa, and to a lesser degree Asia and Latin America, have chosen this neighborhood as their new home.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program Cedar-Riverside neighborhood, diversity, immigrants, minorities, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), neighborhoods, Oromo
Longfellow Community Population and Housing Characteristics, 1940-2000. 2007 Boettcher, Nick.

This report presents U.S. Census data for the Longfellow community over the 60 years from 1940 to 2000 and analyzes the data for trends and differences between the community and the city of Minneapolis as a whole, as well as between different areas of the community.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program demographics, history, Longfellow neighborhood, Minneapolis, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR)