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Neighborhood Advocacy for Pedestrian Realm Improvements in the Central Corridor: A Central Corridor Pedestrian Planning Report. 2011 Bonsteel, Hayley. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program
Proposal for Creation of a Housing Partnership in the Stevens Square Community. 1994 Borders, John. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program housing, Minneapolis, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), neighborhoods, Stevens Square neighborhood
Implementation Study of the Stevens Square-Loring Heights Common Social Services Plan. 1996 Bosser, David. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program business development, employment, job training, Loring Park neighborhood, Minneapolis, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP), neighborhoods, social services, Stevens Square neighborhood
Solar Thermal Research Project. 2005 Bouman, Joe. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program emissions, environmental design, environmental protection, Green Institute, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), research, residential energy, residential heating
Action on Arcade: Summary Analysis Report. Building an Environment for Re-Investment through Physical, Social and Economic Action. 1999 Bourland, Dana, et al. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program action plans, Arcade Street, Community Outreach Partnership Center (COPC), East Side neighborhood, economic development, St Paul
Action on Arcade: Strategic Plan. Building an Environment for Re-Investment through Physical, Social and Economic Action. 1999 Bourland, Dana, et al. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program action plans, Arcade Street, Community Outreach Partnership Center (COPC), East Side neighborhood, economic development, St Paul
Ecology and Geology of the Mississippi River Gorge. 1998 Brewer, Aaron. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program ecology, geology, history, Minneapolis, Mississippi River, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), neighborhoods, Riverside Park, Seward neighborhood
American Indian Family Center Needs Assessment Report 2015 Briel, Lann

The American Indian Family Center (AIFC) is an ‘American Indian Urban Center’ providing employment,
mental health and youth services for individuals and families residing in St. Paul, Minnesota. The

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program
Cleveland Neighborhood Revitalization Program Evaluation. 2001 Brock, Amy and Taimur Malik. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program Cleveland neighborhood, demographics, evaluations, loan programs, Minneapolis, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP), organizing, outreach, surveys
Policy and Regulatory Barriers to Affordable Housing Development In Twin Cities Suburban Communities 2015 Brown, Erika

Other reports have examined regulatory and financial barriers to development of suburban affordable housing, though few have approached the topic from the perspective of the community developer. In partnership with the Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers (MCCD), this report uses this lens to examine regulatory and financial barriers that currently exist within suburban communities throughout the Twin Cities metropolitan area.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program
Vacant Housing in the Context of a City Neighborhood: The West Side, St. Paul, Minnesota. 1999 Brown, Rebecca. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program early warning system, housing, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), St Paul, surveys, vacant housing, West Side neighborhood
Logan Park and St. Anthony East Community Health Program: Needs and Expectations for a Healthy Community. 1999 Burkhardt, Blythe. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program aged, elderly, health services, home healthcare, Logan Park neighborhood, Minneapolis, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), neighborhoods, seniors, St Anthony neighborhood
Towards a Logan Park Neighborhood Conservation District 2015 Calvert, Collin

A conservation district, in essence, is a set of regulations – often empowered by a city ordinance – aimed at preserving a neighborhood’s unique aesthetic characteristics. The Logan Park Neighborhood Association has expressed interest in the newly established Minneapolis ordinance, in hopes of preventing incompatible development and protecting their neighborhood’s visual character. The objective of this research report is to inform the Logan Park neighborhood of the conservation district establishment process, and provide guidelines for maintaining the district.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program
Transportation in the Blake Road Neighborhood: The Uses and Needs of Residents. 2012 Campbell, Nicole.

The Blake Road Neighborhood is a diverse community located in Hopkins, MN. Since 2005, the Blake Road Corridor Collaborative (BRCC) has been working to make improvements and engage residents in the community. During this time there have been at least 7 studies completed in the neighborhood, in addition to Blake Road being one of five Twin Cities Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Building Sustainable Communities locations (www.tclisc.org).

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program
Central Avenue Parking Inventory: A Part of the Central Avenue Plan. 1997 Carlson, Betsy. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program Central Avenue, Minneapolis, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), neighborhoods, Northeast neighborhood, parking
A Report to the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs by Southeast Minneapolis Council on Learning. 2009 Carlson, Matt

This report describes work performed by the Southeast Minneapolis Council on Learning (SEMCOL) in the summer of 2008.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program education, Neighborhood Partnerships for Community Research (NPCR), students
Welfare Reform and the Phillips Neighborhood: Areas of Concern (1997). 1997 Casale, Oriane. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program childcare, employment, immigrants, Minneapolis, minorities, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), Phillips neighborhood, welfare reform
Juxtaposition Arts: Evaluation Plan. 2013 Caulum, Libby.

This community-based project was intended to provide a comprehensive evaluation plan for Juxtaposition Arts (JXTA). The deliverables of the project are:

  1. Object Description;
  2. Logic Model;
  3. Evaluation Plan and,
  4. Program Evaluation Tools.

The project’s goal was to help create an updated Evaluation Plan so that JXTA can better understand its impact on the youth and the community it serves as well as its ability to evaluate its programs in a way that is useful and feasible for an organization of its size.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program
Equitable Access for All 2015 Chiumento, Alyssa

The Aurora/Saint Anthony Neighborhood Development Corporation (ASANDC) is a nonprofit organization that operates various economic development, social, and housing programs for the Aurora/Saint Anthony, Frogtown, and Summit-University neighborhoods in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Guided by its mission to enhance the economic and social well-being of the communities it serves, ASANDC focuses much of its resources on youth programming.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program
Equitable Access for All 2015 Chiumento, Alyssa

The Aurora/Saint Anthony Neighborhood Development Corporation (ASANDC) is a nonprofit organization that operates various economic development, social, and housing programs for the Aurora/Saint Anthony, Frogtown, and Summit-University neighborhoods in Saint Paul, Minnesota. Guided by its mission to enhance the economic and social well-being of the communities it serves, ASANDC focuses much of its resources on youth programming.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program
The North Minneapolis African American Housing Opportunity Survey 2015 Chiumento, Alyssa

In the fall of 2013, the Northside Community Response Team (NCRT) approached the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA) about help conducting a community-engaged survey of African American residents of North Minneapolis. The findings will provide a better understanding of what could be preventing North Minneapolis households from achieving better housing for themselves and for their families.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program
Hale-Page-Diamond Lake: A Neighborhood History for Today. 1995 Chizek, Leah. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program Diamond Lake neighborhood, Hale neighborhood, history, Minneapolis, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), neighborhoods, Page neighborhood
The Safe Route System in District 1. 2012 Choi, Jong.

A Safe Route system is drafted for the District 1 community, representing the Eastview, Conway, Battle Creek and Highwood Hills neighborhoods of east St. Paul. Where and what kinds of safe routes systems could be built are discussed in detail. Funding opportunities and sources are scrutinized as well.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program
Art Center Case Studies: A Comparative Report on Five Art Center Spaces and Design Decisions. 2006 Christenson, Erica.

Stevens Square Center for the Arts (SSCA) is located in the Stevens Square-Loring Heights neighborhood, just south of downtown Minneapolis. The purpose of this report is to document examples of other art centers that have undergone a move or redesign to better serve their membership and the public. Information was gathered through personal interviews, literature reviews, and Internet searches. The examples were chosen because the centers were comparable to SSCA in terms of size, mission, community connections, and accessibility.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program artists, arts education, case studies, Minneapolis, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), public services, redevelopment, Stevens Square neighborhood
Outreach to Hmong Americans on the East Side of St. Paul. 2001 Chuyangheu, May and Sheng Thao. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program business development, Community Outreach Partnership Center (COPC), focus groups, Hmong, homeowners, housing, jobs, minorities, Southeast Asians, St Paul
Twin Cities Pride Festival & Parade Attendee Profile. 2010 Cici, Kristen. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program
Social Media Use in Neighborhood Associations. 2011 Cici, Kristen. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program
Ward 1 Community Survey Plan. 2012 Cici, Kristen. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program
Hospitality Training Programs: A Review for Potential in Minnesota. 2012 Cici, Kristen.

The Alliance for Metropolitan Stability is a coalition of organizations advocating for public policies that promote equity in urban and suburban development. Our mission is to promote racial, economic and environmental justice in the way economic growth and land development occurs in the Twin Cities region. The Alliance is a member of the HIRE Minnesota coalition, a group of organizations and activists that are working together to end racial disparities in employment in Minnesota.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program
Southside Childcare Collaborative: An Examination of the Market for Childcare in Four South Minneapolis Neighborhoods. 1998 Cogswell, Cas. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program childcare, cooperatives, Minneapolis, minorities, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), Phillips neighborhood, surveys