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1990 Saint Paul Housing: Plan Challenges and Opportunities for Dayton's Bluff. 1999 Groen, Katie M. et al. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program affordable housing, Community Outreach Partnership Center (COPC), Dayton's Bluff neighborhood, East Side neighborhood, homeowners, rehabilitation, renters, St Paul
2005 St. Paul Housing Study: Owner-Occupied Housing. 2006 Russell, Robert.

The purpose of this report is to provide a current analysis of the financial barriers that households in the City of St. Paul face in regards to homeownership.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program affordable housing, barriers, demographics, financing, homeowners, homes, housing profiles, housing programs, housing stock, income, mortgages, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), prices, St Paul
29th Avenue NE - A Streetscaping Plan for Audubon Park. 2008 Maleitzke, Adam

29th Avenue Northeast is an east-west corridor that connects Central Avenue and Stinson Parkway through the Audubon Park neighborhood in Northeast Minneapolis. The Avenue also runs through three blocks of the Waite Park neighborhood just west of Stinson. Along with Johnson Street, a north-south corridor, 29th Avenue is one of Audubon Park neighborhood's signature streets, connecting important destinations such as Audubon Park (a park bearing the namesake of John Audubon), a neighborhood retail node at 29th and Johnson, Northeast Middle School and Interstate 35W to the south.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program Minneapolis, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), streetscape
38th Street Market Study. 1998 President-Allen, Frances R. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program 38th Street, business development, Minneapolis, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), neighborhoods, surveys
46th Street Light Rail Traffic Issues in Minneapolis, A Research and Participatory Study. 2005 Hiniker, Cole.

The Hiawatha Light Rail Line opened in June of 2004 in Minneapolis as the first rail transit line in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. Soon after the line opened, neighbors and neighborhood groups began expressing concern over poorly operating intersections. One of the worst intersections serving both the LRT and automobiles was 46th Street and Hiawatha Avenue. 46th Street serves not only as a neighborhood collector street but also as a throughput street for those coming from Saint Paul.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program community planning, congestion, Hiawatha corridor, light-rail transit (LRT), Longfellow neighborhood, Minneapolis, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), noise, quality of life, surveys, transit-oriented development (TOD)
A Business Plan and Community Vision for a Productive Greenhouse in Seward. 2010 Sheridan, Megan.

A recent and powerful local foods movement has swept our nation's social consciousness. Among the front runners in this revolutionary movement is the city of Minneapolis. In response, Seward Redesign has sought to develop a local food program of its own in the form of an urban agriculture project. The goals of this project were to research and obtain funding for start-up costs, identify an operator, and develop a business plan for an economically viable urban farm.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program Neighborhood Partnerships for Community Research (NPCR)
A GIS Map Making Guide for Neighborhood Organizations and other Community-based Groups in Northeast Minneapolis. 2005 Peterson, Andrea.

Maps create effective visuals to display different neighborhood characteristics. A series of maps have been created for the Bottineau neighborhood as part of the Northeast Futures Project. This manual includes recommended base and overlay maps and the purpose for each map, the GIS data needed, and whether the map is easy or hard to create.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program community planning, demographics, geographic information systems (GIS), housing policy, housing profiles, housing stock, land use planning, mapping, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP), North Minneapolis, Northeast neighborhood
A Guide to Neighborhood Assessment: A Student Workbook. 2003 Crump, Jeff, and students in DHA 2453: Housing and Community Development, University of Minnesota. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program assessment, housing stock, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), neighborhoods, workbook
A Master Plan for Miriam Park. 2010 Maleitzke, Adam.

For over 120 years, Merriam Park has been an urban oasis for the surrounding neighborhood. However, as time passed, the park fell victim to a number of disturbances. In the 1960s, grand ponds and a stone bridge were demolished to make way for Interstate 94, and more recently, a cell tower was installed at the northern edge of the park. As a result of these disturbances, the Union Park Parks & Recreation Committee formed in order to make recommendations about planning for the future of Merriam Park.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program Neighborhood Partnerships for Community Research (NPCR)
A Narrative for Success: Articulating the Value of Hopewell Music Cooperative North 2015 Cowgill, Jonathan

This narrative report uses successful evaluative frameworks and case studies to articulate the value of the Hopewell Music Cooperative North. This narrative shows why Hopewell is an integral part of the local community, identifies its unique attributes, and articulates the value of low and no-cost music education organizations in low-income communities of color.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program
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
A Review of Local Wage Theft Ordinances, Data Practices, & Evaluation Procedures 2016 Cowgill, Jonathan

The phenomenon of wage theft, where employers fail to compensate their employees with the wages due them, is widespread in the United States. The National Employment Law Project (NELP) has estimated the amount of wages stolen in the United States to be tens of millions of dollars per year (Winning Wage Justice, 2011), and a 2008 survey of workers in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York found that 68% of those surveyed had experienced at least one pay-related violation during the past week of work (RISEP, 2013).

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program
A REVIEW OF MINNESOTA MEDICAID REIMBURSEMENT RATES: 2004-2014, Impacts on Mental Health Providers 2015 Woelfel, Amanda

In response to comments from mental health providers that Medical Assistance rates are insufficient to provide quality care, and have been falling behind over time, the author and facilitators of this study have reviewed the impact of the last 10 years of rate changes in Minnesota for mental health services under Medicaid.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program
A Study of Capital Improvement Budget (CIB) and Neighborhood Sales Tax Revitalization (STAR) Programs across St. Paul, MN Council Districts 2016 Cowgill, Jono and Lovelace, Hilary

This report analyzes 10 years of Capital Improvement Budget data. It finds that spending is unequal across the City, with some indications that it is also inequitable. In particular, the analysis shows east side planning districts experiencing pronounced disadvantages. Through interviews with individuals involved in the CIB process, the report also finds that the allocation process does not explicitly take into account geographic balance or racial equity.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program
A Study of Prostitution in the Jordan Neighborhood Pilot Study for the Northside Project Folwell Neighborhood Association. 2007 Hope, Liddy.

Stakeholders in North Minneapolis have identified prostitution as a significant cause for concern because it negatively impacts neighborhoods. The Prostitution Project, a program of Folwell Center for Urban Initiatives, set out to document and assess the extent, scope, and nature of prostitution in North Minneapolis and its effects on residents, businesses and people in prostitution with the goal of decreasing the negative impacts of prostitution. This project summary highlights the process used in the pilot study supported by NPCR.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program crime, Folwell neighborhood, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), North Minneapolis, prostitutes, prostitution, sex workers
Abandoned Gas Station Inventory of the Jordan Area: Minneapolis, Minnesota. 1998 Guarasci, Patrick. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program environmental protection, gas stations, Jordan neighborhood, Minneapolis, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), pollution, vacant buildings
Access and Equity: Reconnecting North Minneapolis and the Mississippi Riverfront 2016 King, Eric

The North Minneapolis community has been cut off from the river for decades by I-94, industry and development. As a result, north and northeast Minneapolis residents are experiencing inequitable access to the benefits of proximity to riverfront parks, trails and open space. Friends of the Mississippi River is working to better connect the North Minneapolis community across I-94 and the current industrial riverfront to the river. A research assistant is needed to research existing plans to better connect the community (e.g.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program
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
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
Adapting the Community Capitals Framework 2015 Lykes Frostman, Carly

The Saint Paul District Councils represent a diverse group of neighborhoods, yet all are tasked by the City with the same mission of fostering participation and communication, and ensuring the inclusion of all community members. Faced with great challenges and limited resources, the District Councils collaborate on a number of projects related to their shared interests and efforts to serve their communities.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program
Affordable Housing Development for Asian Americans. 2001 Wee, Jia Khiun. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program affordable housing, loan programs, Minneapolis, Minnesota Center for Survey Research (MCSR), minorities, mortgages, Southeast Asians, St Paul
Affordable Housing Siting Opportunities in Minneapolis. 2008 Robinson, Rachel C.. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program
Aiming Higher: East Side Work Resource Hub Evaluation. 2000 Davis, Laura. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program Community Outreach Partnership Center (COPC), East Side neighborhood, economic development, employers, employment growth, job evaluation, job growth, jobs, St Paul, workers
All Wood Products Neighborhood Dispute Report. 2004 Cornwall, Faith. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program emissions, environmental impacts, environmental protection, land use, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), pollution control, quality of life, St Paul, West Side neighborhood
Alternative Forms of Historic Designation: A Study of Neighborhood Conservation Districts in the United States. 2011 McClurg, Jessie.

Conservation districts are a planning tool commonly used to preserve distinct neighborhood characteristics. Although not yet widely used in Minnesota, several Twin City neighborhoods have expressed an interest in exploring the implementation of conservation districts as a more flexible alternative to local historic district designation and review procedures. The objective of this study is to summarize the wide range of approaches for creating and maintaining neighborhood conservation districts. Research began in June 2010 with a review of literature related to conservation districts.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program
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
American Indians in St. Paul: A Preliminary Data Report. 2000 Fitzgerald, Patricia and Cecilia Martinez. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program American Indians, Community Outreach Partnership Center (COPC), demographics, education, families, Native Americans, poverty, race, St Paul
American Indians on the East Side of St Paul. 2000 Community Outreach Partnership Center, and the American Indian Research and Policy Institute. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program American Indians, business development, community development, Community Outreach Partnership Center (COPC), demographics, education, employment, housing, Native Americans, outreach, students
An Analysis of the Population and Housing Characteristics of Longfellow Neighborhood and Recommendations to Inform the Development of a Housing Strategy. 2005 Dalnes, Breanne. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program community planning, demographics, housing, housing demand, housing developments, housing policy, housing stock, Longfellow neighborhood, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP)
An Innovative Approach to Environmental Outreach 2015 Sundermann, Charlene

The primary goal of the TCEducate educational outreach program is to raise the neighborhood residents’ understanding of environmental issues surrounding the TCE contamination from the former General Mills facility located on the north central edge of the Southeast Como Neighborhood in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The design of the TCEducate program has multiple educational components for the local residents to either participate in or have access to the information.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program