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Industrial Land Use and Environmental Impacts: A GIS Study of The East Side of Minneapolis. 2010 Truax, Peter. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program
InHabitation Report 2017 Zimmerman, Kathleen

This report describes the work that I, Kathleen Zimmerman, performed as a GRA for Tia Gardener-Simone’s InHabitation Project. The goal of this project was to construct a tiny house as a model for affordable housing for artists. It would be a live/work space that could be transported if necessary but would reside on a property in North Minneapolis. My role was to help design the tiny house and produce drawings and renderings for the project. Our timeline was to finalize designs by mid-July and start construction by August.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program
Intergenerational Community as Intervention. 2011 Hackett, Silvana Esposito.

The purpose of this report is to inform the City of Roseville Housing and Redevelopment Authority about the needs of families with children and of seniors in the northern suburbs of St. Paul. It also explores the feasibility of an intergenerational housing model, which would revolve around a community of interactive affordable senior and family housing, as a possible means to address those needs.

Key Findings ― The needs assessment conducted for the purpose of this study yielded the following results:

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
Job Bank Merrick Community Services Client Database. 2001 Mendez, Marianallet. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program Community Outreach Partnership Center (COPC), databases, job banks, Merrick, St Paul
Job Disparities and Economic Development Opportunities. 2006 Cunningham, Yolanda.

This report is intended to answer specific research questions regarding employment and contracting opportunities for minorities working for the city of Brooklyn Park, Minnesota. The report resulted from a project undertaken with African American Action Committee that (1) collected data on current employment disparities and hiring practices by the city related to people of color and (2) collected data on the construction contracts awarded by the city to minority contractors, developers, architects, and suppliers.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program African Americans, Blacks, disparity, economic development, employees, employers, employment, job evaluation, jobs, minorities, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), Twin Cities
Job Training and Support Programs: An Assessment for the Green Institute. 1998 Sage-Martinson, Jonathon. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program employment, environmental, Green Institute, job creation, job training, Minneapolis, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), Phillips neighborhood
Johnson Street Business District Parking Study. 2007 Rosenberg, Jeff.

The Johnson Street business district in the Audubon Park neighborhood of Minneapolis is a thriving, neighborhood-scale commercial node. In the next several years, it is poised to see the development of a number of new businesses, most notably the revitalization of the Hollywood Theater. With those new developments will come a large increase in the demand for parking. In anticipation of the new development, this study was commissioned by the Audubon Neighborhood Association.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program Audubon Park neighborhood, commercial corridors, community development, land use, Minneapolis, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), parking, redevelopment, traffic
Jordan Area Community Council. The School Site House Moving Project: A Report. 1999 Panicker, Binoy. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program housing mobility, Jordan neighborhood, Minneapolis, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), schools
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
Juxtaposition Master Plan. 2004 Muratake, Satoko. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program African Americans, arts education, Blacks, Minneapolis, minorities, Near North neighborhood, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), planning, teenagers, youth
Lake Street Business Profile for the Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association and the Lake Street Task Force. 1994 Peterson, Terri. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program business development, Central neighborhood, Corcoran neighborhood, economic development, employment, Lake Street, Minneapolis, minorities, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), neighborhoods, Phillips neighborhood, Powderhorn Park neighborhood, surveys
LEED for Neighborhood Development and the Loring Park Neighborhood. 2010 DeCoursey, Jillian. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program
Liberty Plaza Residents Survey Report - 2003. 2004 Vue, Neng.

Liberty Plaza (LP) is an affordable housing development located in the Summit-University neighborhood(District 8) in the City of St. Paul. LP consists of fourteen buildings. Within these buildings, there are 173units consisting of seventy- six apartments (10-efficiency, 42-one bedroom, 24-two bedroom units) and ninety-seven multi-level town homes (16- two bedroom and 81-three bedroom units). The property was developed in 1968 by Liberty Plaza, Inc., which is a non-profit corporation controlled by Dayton Avenue Presbyterian Church (DAPC).

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), surveys
Liberty Plaza Residents Survey. 2008 Magadance, Chelsea

The Twin Cities Housing Development Corporation (TCHDC) is a non-for-profit developer and owner of affordable rental housing for families in the Twin Cities area. It was established in 1984 with the original mission to help the Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul provide affordable housing for low and moderate-income families. Due to the needs of residents of certain properties, targeted resident services were initiated at selected developments to strengthen the economic self-sufficiency of families, as well as to improve the academic achievements of their children.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program evaluation, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), St Paul
Liberty Plaza, Inc. Residents' Needs Survey Report. 2001 Mendez, Marianallet. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program demographics, housing, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), St Paul, Summit neighborhood, Summit-University neighborhood, survey research, University neighborhood
Light Rail Transit Ridership Survey: Cedar Riverside Station. 2006 Rohrer, Amanda, Ifrah Farah, and Kitman Mok.

Since the completion of the Hiawatha light-rail line in December 2004, a number of changes have taken place in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood. To determine the impact of light rail on the community, including both private residents and businesses, the West Bank Community Development Corporation commissioned a survey of riders' use of public transit, as well as businesses and services and their views of the neighborhood in which the Cedar-Riverside station is located. A total of 101 surveys were administered. This report summarizes the results.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program business development, Cedar-Riverside neighborhood, community development, community redevelopment, commuters, commuting, light-rail transit (LRT), Minneapolis, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), shopping, survey research, surveys
Lind-Bohanon Neighborhood Assessment. 1995 Lambert, Matthew. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program Lind-Bohanon neighborhood, Minneapolis, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), surveys
Linden Hills Bicycle and Pedestrian Path Project: Report and Recommendations. 1996 Kelly, David and Don Johnson. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program bicycles, bike paths, Lake Harriet, Linden Hills neighborhood, Minneapolis, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), pedestrians, surveys, traffic, transportation, trolleyways
Linden Hills Library Community Survey: Final Report. 1995 Weigle, Mark J. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program historic preservation, libraries, Linden Hills neighborhood, Minneapolis, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), neighborhoods, surveys
Listening to the Community Findings from the Phillips Neighborhood Park System. 2010 Cowell, Amy.

The Phillips Neighborhood Park and Recreation CURA Research Project began as a proposal from the Phillips Community Parks Initiative (PCPI) researching community needs regarding the planning of Phillips Parks and Recreation facilities. The research aims to identify community perceived ムgaps' between community needs and Phillips Park and Recreation services provided.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program Neighborhood Partnerships for Community Research (NPCR)
Local Connections: Linking Urban Farmers with Food Vendors in North Minneapolis 2014 Pelletier, Jennifer E.

Appetite for Change (AFC) is a non-profit organization working in North Minneapolis on food and economic justice issues. In 2013, AFC launched Fresh Corners, an effort to support a local food system, increase access to healthy foods, create economic opportunities, and engage the community in policy and development in North Minneapolis. To support urban vegetable growers’ farm and business planning, a survey instrument was developed to assess local food vendors’ willingness and capacity to purchase locally grown produce from Fresh Corners growers.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program
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
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)
Loring Park Neighborhood Boundary Study Adjustment Study. 2000 Holdorf, Ryan. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program borders, land use, Loring Park neighborhood, Minneapolis, neighborhood organizations, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), neighborhoods
LRT Station Location and Configuration: Impacts andImplications for Development along the Central Corridor. 2008 Delaney, Will Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR)
LRT, Development and Neighborhood Planning: A Summary of Planning Efforts along the Future Hiawatha LRT Line 2002 Johnson, Andrew. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program community planning, Corcoran neighborhood, Ericsson neighborhood, Hiawatha corridor, light-rail transit (LRT), Longfellow neighborhood, Minneapolis, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), Nokomis East neighborhood, Phillips neighborhood, planning, Seward neighborhood, Standish neighborhood, Standish-Ericsson neighborhood, transit-oriented development (TOD)
Lucy Craft Laney Campus Redesign Master Plan. 2010 Maleitzke, Adam.

The Lucy Craft Laney School is a 2-story, 1,000-student school building that was constructed in 2001. Located along Penn Avenue north of Lowry in North Minneapolis, the school is adjacent to Cleveland Park and 1 block northeast of the now-demolished Cleveland School. Lucy Craft Laney, the school's namesake, was a gifted and dedicated 19th century educator. Ms. Laney's committment to students, learning and literacy motivated her to found the Haines Institute, a school for African American children.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program Neighborhood Partnerships for Community Research (NPCR)
Lyndale Neighborhood Association Problem Properties Handbook. 2010 Thurnau, Kody.

The Memphis Community Development Partnership defines problem properties quite effectively as, 'ナany abandoned, vacant or occupied structure, lot or premise, which creates dangerous conditions that significantly affect the public health, safety, and welfare including but not limited to fire hazards, unsanitary conditions, criminal activities, general dilapidation and structural deficiencies' (2004). It was the goal of the Lyndale Neighborhood Association (LNA) located in south Minneapolis to develop a system so that they can better address problem properties in their neighborhood.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program Neighborhood Partnerships for Community Research (NPCR)
Lyndale Neighborhood: Health Indicators, Social Research and the Civic Process. 1995 Trombley, Guy Michael. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program indicators, Lyndale neighborhood, Minneapolis, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), quality of life