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NOMI Final Report. 2010 Denzer, Kristin.

The NOMI Project started as a group of real estate professionals and others interested in changing the perception of North Minneapolis through grassroots word of mouth, to be later supplemented by larger efforts in the media. The group distributed brochures listing many of the positive assets of the area. The GLBT Northsiders group conducted a series of Get to NOMI tours for potential homebuyers over the summer of 2008. A research assistant was hired to research economic sustainability and the assets that lead to positive community development.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program Neighborhood Partnerships for Community Research (NPCR)
Nokomis Neighborhood Circulator Feasibility Study. 2002 Ross, Natalie.

The Nokomis East Neighborhood Association (NENA) is interested in creating a new bus service in the area bounded by Lake Nokomis, Minnehaha Creek, The Hiawatha LRT line and Highway 62. Within this area, a neighborhood circulator is envisioned to connect Nokomis residents with local business as well as the Hiawatha LRT. Though the service would try to cater to the transit reliant populations, it also is aimed at increasing public transit ridership of all residents to help reduce traffic congestion as well as build community.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program buses, Hiawatha corridor, light-rail transit (LRT), Minneapolis, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), Nokomis East neighborhood, ridership, ridesharing, traffic, transit, transportation
Nokomis East Neighborhood Social Programming Research and Bossen Community Survey. 1999 Greenwood, Ryan. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program affordable housing, Bossen, low-income groups, Minneapolis, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), neighborhoods, Nokomis East neighborhood, public housing, social services, surveys
Neighborhood Transportation Planning Issues and Strategies in the Linden Hills Neighborhood. 1995 Levin, John. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program bicycles, Linden Hills neighborhood, Minneapolis, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), neighborhoods, surveys, traffic, transit, transportation, zoning
Neighborhood Revitalization: Phalen Greenway. 1999 Goetz, Edward and Humphrey Institute Class on ムStrategies for Neighborhood Revitalization.' Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program Community Outreach Partnership Center (COPC), East Side neighborhood, natural resources, open space, parks, Phalen neighborhood, recreation, socioeconomic, St Paul, trails, vacant land, wetlands
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
Neighborhood in Transition: An Analysis of Factors Influencing Property Value Change in the McKinley Neighborhood. 1995 Raucher, Deborah. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program housing, McKinley neighborhood, Minneapolis, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), property values
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
Needs Assessment of Foreign-Trained Healthcare Professionals in Minnesota. 2006 Holder, Wilhelmina and Nancy Omondi.

The number of immigrants to Minnesota from sub-Saharan West and East African countries has increased substantially during the last decade, due in large part to various national and tribal conflicts in these regions. Although many of these individuals are qualified professionals in their countries of origin, most discover they cannot practice in their field when they arrive in the United States because their licensure does not transfer to this country. This is particularly true in the healthcare field.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program certification, health employment, healthcare, immigrants, immigration, medical care, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR)
Near North/Willard-Hay Community: Current State of the Community, 2000. 2004 Hullum, Geraldine. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program community planning, demographics, housing, Minneapolis, Near North neighborhood, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), Willard-Hay neighborhood
MYA “Disrupting Poverty” Impact Study 2015 Linder, Monique Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program
Multimodal Transportation at the Franklin Portland Gateway. 2009 Epperson, Dawn. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program
Multi-Family Rental Housing Review Greater Longfellow 2005. 2006 Karki, Avigya.

The greater Longfellow community in central Minneapolis is increasingly diverse, with significant increases in Latinoa and East African populations. Seward Redesign, in collaboration with Seward Neighborhood Group and Longfellow Community Council, wanted to build on demographic research completed during the last several years to compile a profile on the availability of affordable rental housing in the community. This report includes specifics about the size and type of units, rental rates, rent restrictions, subsidies to the property, vacancy rates and ownership.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program affordable housing, community development, demographics, households, housing stock, Longfellow neighborhood, Minneapolis, multifamily housing, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), planning, public housing, real estate, rental housing, residential, Seward neighborhood, vacant
More than Just Bricks and Mortar': A History of Redevelopment Efforts along the East Franklin Avenue Corridor, 1982-2007. 2007 Delaney, Will.

The stretch of East Franklin Avenue in South Minneapolis situated between I-35W and Hiawatha Avenue is a corridor of central importance to the surrounding Phillips/Ventura Village neighborhood. It is a distinctive corridor known for many years as the visible face of a 'troubled' and 'blighted' neighborhood. More recently, however, the corridor has become known for a renewed vibrancy in its economic and pedestrian life, what many observers see as the fruits of years and years of efforts to rebuild and revitalize the area.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program commercial, community planning, Minneapolis, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), partnerships, Phillips neighborhood, storefronts
Mobile Justice': A Study of the Effects of Transportation Projects on Manufactured Home Parks. 2009 Weiner, Elliot

Manufactured Home Parks are one of Minnesota's most valuable sources of affordable housing. There are more affordable housing units in Manufactured Home Parks (MHP's) than there are Housing and Urban Development (HUD) subsidized units and Rural Development units combined. Statewide, there are over 900 licensed parks in which nearly 180,000 residents live. According to HUD guidelines, 80% of these residents fall within low to very-low income brackets. Transportation projects effect manufactured home parks across the state.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program affordable housing, manufactured housing, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), transportation, Twin Cities
Mobile Justice': A Study of the Effects of Transportation Projects on Manufactured Home Parks. 2010 Weiner, Elliot.

Manufactured Home Parks are one of Minnesota's most valuable sources of affordable housing. There are more affordable housing units in Manufactured Home Parks (MHP's) than there are Housing and Urban Development (HUD) subsidized units and Rural Development units combined. Statewide, there are over 900 licensed parks in which nearly 180,000 residents live. According to HUD guidelines, 80% of these residents fall within low to very-low income brackets. In addition, MHP's in Minnesota are 87% owner occupied.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program affordable housing, manufactured housing, Neighborhood Partnerships for Community Research (NPCR), transportation planning
Mississippi Corridor Neighborhood Coalition (MCNC) Environmental Inventory Report. 2002 Da Gama Rose, Mark-Anthony. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program corridors, emissions, environmental inventory, environmental profile, Mississippi River, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), planning, pollution control
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
Minnehaha Avenue Retail Market Analysis. 2008 Patterson, Dan

The Minnehaha Avenue Task Force formed under the direction of the Longfellow Community Council's Neighborhood Development Caucus to promote revitalization on Minnehaha Avenue in the Longfellow, Howe and Hiawatha neighborhoods. Twenty-one task force members met over three months to identify revitalization strategies, build a community network connected to the avenue and recommend to LDC funding priorities for the avenue.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program businesses, Longfellow neighborhood, Minneapolis, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), storefronts
Minneapolis Housing Cost Trends. 2008 Patnode, Katherine

Minneapolis has seen a change in the housing market over the past few years. From 2001 to 2004 there was a steady increase in residential sales. 2005 marked the beginnings of a decline in sales that would continue through 2006. There was an 11% drop in housing sales from 2005, with 7,422 units sold, to 2006, with 6,616 units sold.1 These housing units include single-family homes and townhomes. While the residential sales have been decreasing, the median home price keeps rising. This leads to the purpose of this research.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR)
Minneapolis Community Gardens: A Study of Public Policies in Minneapolis and Hennepin County. 2008 Foster West, Erin

The Twin Cities Metro Area has a large number of community gardens but no comprehensive city policy regarding community gardening. As vacant or tax-forfeit land is increasingly unavailable, land has become difficult to acquire for establishing a community garden. Gardeners need to increasingly look toward public land to provide the space needed for community gardens. Public agencies also have the capability to provide much needed services such as water and compost and other services that cities and counties can offer community gardens.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR)
Minneapolis American Indian Center: A New Vision for Social, Cultural, Arts and Economic Development 2013 Kelkar, Gauri and Virajita Singh

The Minneapolis American Indian Center (MAIC), University of Minnesota’s Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA), Center for Sustainable Building Research (CSBR) at the College of Design, and the Native American Community Development Institute (NACDI)) worked with community members, MAIC staff and Board to develop a vision for social, cultural, arts and economic revitalization of the Center. This work builds on the work that is already underway in the American Indian Cultural Corridor and outlined in the American Indian Blueprint led by NACDI.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program
Midtown Greenway Zoning Overlay District Evaluation. 2002 McCartney, Molly. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program community planning, environmental design, environmental impacts, land use planning, Midtown Greenway, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), neighborhoods, urban design, zoning
Midtown Greenway Land Use and Transit Project. 2001 Shallcross, Gary. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program community planning, design, environmental design, environmental impacts, greenways, Minneapolis, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), public policy, urban design, urban renewal
Midtown Greenway Coalition: Public Open Space Vision Plan. 2005 Liljegren, Jeff.

This neighborhood based research and design report includes several boards showing designs for open space areas along the Midtown Greenway in south Minneapolis. The set of illustrative renderings depicts what different open spaces might look like along the greenway as a tool to help push forward the collective desire of 'Midtown Greenway' neighborhoods for public open space.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program environmental design, green space, Minneapolis, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR)
Micro Venture Capital: A Feasibility Study. 1998 Spoonheim, Joel. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program business development, loan programs, Minneapolis, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), neighborhoods, St Paul, Twin Cities, venture capital
Mental Health and the Gut Microbiome 2017 Mysz, Margaret

In recent decades, mental illness and its complications have been on the rise. Many view this increase in mental illness as a consequence of modernization. Specifically, economic changes, urbanization, dietary changes, sedentary lifestyles, lack of adequate sunlight, and decreases in social support are all believed to contribute to this increase.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program
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
Market Survey of In-Home Health Care Providers. 2010 Nelson, Erika Grace.

As the North East Senior Citizen Resource Center (NESCRC) moves into 2009, it seeks new and creative ways to serve seniors residing in Columbia Heights, St. Anthony, and Northeast Minneapolis to further its mission: 'Helping Seniors Live Independently With Dignity.' Providing care in a senior's home can not only be more cost effective for seniors and their families, but also better for a senior's morale, and as a result, his or her health.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program Neighborhood Partnerships for Community Research (NPCR)
Manufactured Home Park Policy Best Practices for Comprehensive Plan Updates 2016 Cowgill, Jonathan & Lovelace, Hilary

This project is part of All Parks Alliance for Change's initiative for engaging the comprehensive planning update process in communities around the Metro area. The projects provides four product deliverables for All Parks Alliance for Change (APAC).

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program