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YOUR IDEA HERE: A Toolkit for Unlocking the Community Potential of Vacant Storefronts. 2012 Evanson, Beth. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program
Working with Men to End Violence Against Women: A Qualitative Exploration. 2012 Hernandez-Martinez, Martha.

Despite the number of programs that exist to address intimate partner violence (IPV), there is little consensus about which methods and strategies are the most effective. However, experience has shown that programs are more successful if they are based on methodologies that are flexible enough to take into account both the personal experience of program participants and their culture background.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program
Working through Language Barriers. 1998 Jennings, Lee. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program businesses, employment, immigrants, language barriers, Latinos, Minneapolis, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), neighborhoods, St Paul, translators
Working in the Intersections of Domestic Violence and Human Trafficking: Lessons Learned 2015 Melander, Christina

• This project included a broad sweep of understanding all facets of human trafficking, including both labor and sex trafficking, with particular focus to the intersections of domestic violence and human trafficking
• Research shows that there is much more advocacy, public policy momentum, and awareness on the issue of sex trafficking than labor trafficking, although research also indicates that these issues may have similar prevalence
• Trafficking often mirrors interactional patterns of domestic violence and can co-occur, although further research is needed

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program
Working Conditions of Home Care Workers in Minnesota: Survey Summary 2015 Moua, Chou

This summary report outlines the findings from a survey of almost 1,000 home care workers in Minnesota.1 Home care workers are direct care providers who provide home care services, including home health aides, personal care aides, caregivers, certified nursing assistants, and companions. Nationally, this industry is the fasting-growing sector of the U.S. economy.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program
Windom: Historical Perspectives. 1995 Holt, Jennifer. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program history, Minneapolis, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), Windom neighborhood
Whittier Works Business Survey. 1998 Sage-Martinson, Jonathon. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program businesses, employment, job creation, Minneapolis, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), neighborhoods, surveys, Whittier neighborhood
Where Do We Go from Here? An Analysis of Trends in the Stevens Square-Loring Heights Neighborhood. 1998 Gillies, Ben. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program history, Loring Park neighborhood, Minneapolis, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), neighborhoods, Stevens Square neighborhood, transportation, trends
Westland Commons Development: Vision & Design Guidelines for a Sustainable Development-St. Paul’s North End. 2010 Turner, Elizabeth. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program
West Side Community Indicators Project. 2013 Porter, Dean.

The West Side Initiative Community Indicators were developed in 2013 to monitor community changes on the West Side over the next ten years. This effort to create and monitor indicators began following the West Side Community Plan and the formation of the West Side Initiative, which was created to bring to life the objectives and strategies set forth in the plan. For the purpose of this project, indicators are defined as evidence that helps us assess where we stand and where we are going with respect to our values and goals.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program
West Side Community Indicators Project --2012 Baseline. 2013 Porter, Dean.

The West Side Initiative Community Indicators were developed in 2013 to monitor community changes on the West Side over the next ten years. This effort to create and monitor indicators began following the West Side Community Plan and the formation of the West Side Initiative, which was created to bring to life the objectives and strategies set forth in the plan. For the purpose of this project, indicators are defined as evidence that helps us assess where we stand and where we are going with respect to our values and goals.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program
West Seventh Neighborhood Cultural/Ethnic Diversity Project. 1998 Lenk, Kathleen. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program interviews, minorities, neighborhood organizations, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), St Paul, West 7th Street
West Broadway Gateway Project. 2007 Wilson, Craig.

Juxtaposition Arts collaborated with Hawthorne Area Community Council, Northside Residents Redevelopment Council, and West Broadway Area Coalition to plan for a gateway project along West Broadway Avenue. The collaboration sought assistance from CURA to conduct background research and develop a plan for the gateway.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program African Americans, arts education, Blacks, community design, livability, minorities, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), North Minneapolis, parks, pedestrians, planning, sculpture, youth
West Broadway Business Incubator & Co-working Space Project 2015 Karongo, Lawrence Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program
West Broadway Avenue: Community Retail Recruitment Strategies. 2013 Kowen, David .

A great many opportunities exist along West Broadway Avenue in North Minneapolis for local residents and businesses alike. With a close proximity to the central business district of downtown Minneapolis, the adjacency to the Mississippi River, freeway access, and lower than average real estate prices, the West Broadway corridor remains an under utilized asset ripe with potential.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program
West Bank Improvement District: A Technical Report. 2012 Gronewold, Sara.

This report seeks to provide the results of continued efforts by the West Bank Business Association (WBBA) to establish a Business Improvement District in the West Bank Neighborhood. As a technical report, it outlines the process steps the WBBA has taken in conjunction with the Cedar Riverside Partnership, the African Development Center, and with the support of research assistance provided by the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, to research and implement a working BID model. Additionally, it provides the documentation utilized in these process steps.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program
Welfare Reform: Impact on Families in Summit-University. 'The Facts and the Families' and 'The Changes and the Challenges.' 1998 Kirk, Kaydee and April Granberry. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC), childcare, employment, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), neighborhoods, Ramsey County, St Paul, Summit neighborhood, Summit-University neighborhood, University neighborhood, welfare reform
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
Wealth Creation Programs for East African Women in Cedar Riverside: An Asset and Gap Analysis. 2013 Hirsi, Ubah and Kubra Dire

The purpose of the research project was to conduct an asset and gap analysis of programs and resources that focus on wealth and asset building for East African women. Methodology included online research to identify community organizations that work with East African women or who provide programs in the area. Interviews with representatives from several organizations were then held. To make sure the research was grounded in the actual experiences of the women, three focus groups were held and interviews were conducted with women business owners from the East African community.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program
Ward 1 Community Survey Plan. 2012 Cici, Kristen. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program
View from Dayton's Bluff, The: Historical Analysis and Observations. 2000 Shallcross, Gary. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program Dayton's Bluff neighborhood, geology, history, maps, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), neighborhoods, railroad, St Paul, St Paul Park, Swede Hollow neighborhood
Vacant Land Assessment for Urban Agriculture in North Minneapolis. 2013 Goellner, Emily.

Afro Eco exists to organize a new relationship between Pan African people and the land they inhabit. Food sovereignty in North Minneapolis is a more important issue now than ever. Struggles for food security matched with the overwhelming underutilization of land have led to the need for a study that informs organizers how to move forward in accessing the land for local food production.

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
Urban Farm & Garden Alliance Nelson Report UPDATE 2015 Grewell, Rachel

CURA’s support has allowed the Urban Farm and Garden Alliance to embark on a measurement project for their gardens. The goal was to collaboratively design a system for measuring multiple yields and use the results from that process to create community friendly guides that will be accessible to anyone interested in doing this type of measurement. The objectives of this CURA project included a pilot growing season from the summer through the fall of 2015 in which the UFGA gardens and backyard gardeners weighed and measured their produce.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program
Urban Farm & Garden Alliance Nelson Report 2015 Grewell, Rachel

In 2014 the Urban Farm and Garden Alliance (UFGA) brought together the leaders of/members of 6 unique community garden plots in the Aurora/St. Anthony and Frogtown Neighborhoods: Lexington Commons, Pilgrim Baptist Church, Morning Star Baptist Church, Victoria Community, CDC Greenhouse Garden, Aurora/St. Anthony Peace Sanctuary Garden.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program
Upper Mississippi River Industrial Corridor Report. 2004 Pomplun, Nancy. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program business development, economic development, employees, employment, Hawthorne neighborhood, industrial developments, industry, inventory, Mississippi River, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), survey research
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
Understanding the "Walk-In" Phenomenon at the Karen Organization of Minnesota. 2013 Cook, Tonya.

Project Goals: This project sought to gain understanding of the "walk-in" phenomenon at the Karen Organization of Minnesota (KOM), where hundreds of Karen people who are not enrolled in any program "walk-in" for various types of assistance every month. The main goal was to gather data about the demographics, needs, and services provided to walk-ins, and also insight into the phenomenon from the perspective of staff at the KOM and walk-ins themselves.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program
Understanding Strategies and Tactics in Commercial Corridor Revitalization. 2012 Dyste, Diana Catherine Dyste.

Selby Avenue was developed in the late 19th century as a bustling commercial route extending west from downtown St. Paul. Its development was in conjunction with the expansion of transportation routes, which both facilitated, and was facilitated by, population growth and suburbanization. At one point, Dale Street was the western most point of development along the avenue, but over time, the commercial route extended past Dale, serving the neighborhoods’ needs both commercially and residentially.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program
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)