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Social Capital and Community Gardens: A Literature Review. 2012 Miller, Keith.

This literature review was conducted to help design the Community Garden Social Impact Assessment Toolkit. The toolkit is a participatory evaluation toolkit that community gardens use to assess the impact a community garden has on building social capital. The literature review has two sections. Section I reviews the key pieces of literature that define social capital. The section also reviews the forms, distinctions, and limits of the social capital concept. Section II reviews the most relevant research literature on social capital and community gardens.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program
Social Media Use in Neighborhood Associations. 2011 Cici, Kristen. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program
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
Sources of Funding for the Development of Affordable Housing. 2002 Mazullo, Jill. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program affordable housing, foundations, funding, fundraising, housing, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR)
South Asians Health and Awareness Research. 2013 Lee, Julie.

SEWA- AIFW (Asian Indian Family Wellness) nonprofit organization and the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs from University of Minnesota collaborated together to conduct the first ever South Asian health survey in Minnesota. SEWA reached its goal of distributing the surveys to 1000 South Asians who are currently living in Minnesota. The project started in June 2013 and ended at the end of September.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program
South Asians Health and Awareness Research. 2013 Ma, Khine.

Research findings showed that health disparities were prevalent in the South Asians population in the United Sates. South Asians are composed of people and their ancestry from Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Guyana and Trinidad. Diabetes and heart diseases are the most relevant cause of death among South Asians. However, no research has been done in Minnesota’s South Asian’s community. Therefore, SEWA-AIFW partnered with CURA from University of Minnesota to conduct the health research in South Asians communities of 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
Sparc's Willow Reserve Project. 2009 Turner, Elizabeth

The Willow Reserve Project location is a large piece of land owned by Sparc on the NE corner of Maryland and Arundel in St. Paul. Sparc purchased the land in 2005 and hopes to develop it sometime in the next five years. Sparc decided to purchase the land as the availability to purchase a site of this caliber in older neighborhoods is very rare. Furthermore, Sparc wanted to ensure the neighborhood had input into the final development.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program affordable housing, Neighborhood Partnerships for Community Research (NPCR), St Paul
St Paul Community Gardens: A Study of Public Land Use Policies and Relationships with District Councils. 2005 Noy, Brian.

The Twin Cities is home to an impressive number of community gardens. As the pressure for development increases and vacant spaces disappear, it is necessary for communities to begin to look towards public lands. It is also vital that they understand how public agencies and community organizations interact with each other and how they can cooperate to create and protect lasting gardening spaces. This research project created an inventory of public land use policies in St Paul and Ramsey County to assist garden organizers in locating and acquiring space for community gardens.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program green space, land use planning, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), parks, St Paul, zoning
St. Anthony East Neighborhood Survey. 2012 Lane, Heather.

As part of their Master Planning Process and general community outreach, the St. Anthony East Neighborhood Association (SAENA) undertook a resident and business survey to solicit feedback about how residents and business-owners would like to see the St. Anthony East neighborhood develop and improve over the coming years.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program
St. Anthony East: The History of a Community. 1997 McCabe, Suzanne. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program history, Minneapolis, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), St Anthony neighborhood, urban renewal
St. Paul Festivals: Cinco de Mayo, Dragon Festival, Highland Fest and Grand Old Days. 2007 Salk, Raintry.

The Saint Paul Festival Association (SPFA) is a nonprofit 501c(3) organization whose mission is to promote and support St. Paul's community festivals while celebrating the city's cultural and ethnic diversity. SPFA represents eleven community festivals in the city and provides group marketing and networking opportunities to members. Despite strong attendance and increasing community interest in the festivals, details on visitation to these events and their subsequent impact remain unknown. This report provides information about the visitor base for four St.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program Asians, cultural, Hispanics, Latinos, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), Ramsey County, St Paul, survey design, survey research
Stabilizing Housing Careers and Building Community. 2011 Miller, Keith Sterling.

The mission of Urban Homeworks (UHW) is to perpetuate the hope of Jesus Christ through innovative community development that produces dignified housing for very‐low income families, a strategic network of good neighbors, and the redemptive development of real estate. Urban Homeworks focuses its work in neighborhood clusters that are 2 city blocks by 2 city blocks called PODs.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program
Standish-Ericsson Neighborhood Association: Neighborhood Revitalization Program--First Step Action Plan Evaluation. 2000 Rainbow, Benjamin. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program action plans, business development, community building, crime, environmental, Ericsson neighborhood, evaluations, housing, Minneapolis, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP), neighborhoods, Standish neighborhood, Standish-Ericsson Neighborhood Association (SENA)
Status Report on the Achievement Plus Initiative at Dayton's Bluff Elementary. 2001 Peterson, Roxanne. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program achievement, Community Outreach Partnership Center (COPC), Dayton's Bluff neighborhood, elementary schools, public-private partnerships, Ramsey County, school reform, St Paul, student performance, students, Wilder Foundation
Stevens Square Community Organization Economic Development Study. 2005 Cohen, Parker, and Theresa Drey. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program business development, economic development, market analysis, Minneapolis, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), shopping centers, Stevens Square neighborhood, surveys
Stevens Square Community Organization: An NRP Retrospective. 1999 Groen, Katie M. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program evaluations, focus groups, Minneapolis, neighborhood organizations, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP), neighborhoods, Stevens Square neighborhood
Stevens Square-Loring Heights: A Community Defined. 1997 Howard, Liddy J. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program history, Loring Park neighborhood, Minneapolis, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), neighborhoods, Stevens Square neighborhood
Stone Arch Bridge Continued: A Plan for Sixth Avenue. 1995 Pulkrabek, Ryan. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program bicycles, bike paths, business development, Marcy Holmes neighborhood, Minneapolis, Mississippi River, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), St Anthony Falls, Stone Arch Bridge, surveys, transportation
Strategies in Dealing with Problem Properties in Dayton's Bluff. 1999 Villares, Gonzalo. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program Community Outreach Partnership Center (COPC), Dayton's Bluff neighborhood, early warning system, East Side neighborhood, housing stock, problem properties, St Paul
Stryker-George: Plan for Action 2016 King, Eric

The West Side Community Organization is a neighborhood based,
action oriented organization working in the
community of the West Side neighborhood in St. Paul. The
organization engages with both residents and city staff in an
effort to ensure equitable development, planning, and
policies are implemented on the West Side. The Stryker
Ave Study grew out of the desire to achieve these priorities
by helping to revitalize a neighborhood commercial corridor
and provide better opportunities and access for residents
living in this community. The neighborhood has long

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program
Study of Environmental Profile Around Industries in the Lind-Bohanon Neighborhood Area. 2001 Nangia, Vinay. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program air quality, emissions, geographic information systems (GIS), industry, Lind-Bohanon neighborhood, Minneapolis, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR)
Study of the Impact of Peace Poles in the Frogtown Neighborhood. 2002 Hogg, Nadja. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program American Indians, crime, Frogtown neighborhood, Native Americans, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), quality of life, St Paul
Success Measures Home Improvement Program Evaluation. 2007 Jerden, Jamie.

This project summary contains a set of graphs and a summary of responses to questions asked by Sparc of neighborhood residents for the purpose of developing their strategic plan in 2007.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program community planning, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), St Paul, survey research
Summary of Hope Community NPCR Research Assistantship Work. 2008 Erickson, Alyssa

Hope Community applied for a Research Assistant to create GIS maps for their organization for two main purposes: 1) understanding the context in which they work by mapping their neighborhood, and 2) identifying sites for possible future affordable housing development.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program community development, Minneapolis, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR)
Summary of Neighborhood Housing Programs Submitted to the Field-Regina-Northrop Neighborhood Revitalization Project. 1994 Johnson, Steve. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program homeowners, housing programs, loan programs, Minneapolis, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), neighborhoods
Survey of East 7th Street Businesses. 2001 Seefeldt, Elizabeth. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program business improvement, Community Outreach Partnership Center (COPC), Dayton's Bluff neighborhood, East 7th Street, storefronts, surveys
Survey of Harding High School's School-to-Career Program. 2001 Berman, Sarah. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program career counseling, Community Outreach Partnership Center (COPC), East Side neighborhood, Harding High School, St Paul, students, surveys
Survey of Home-Based Businesses in the Powderhorn Park Neighborhood. 1995 Mullen, Erin. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program business development, economic development, home-based businesses, Minneapolis, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), neighborhoods, Powderhorn Park neighborhood, surveys
Survey of Service Providers and Business on Franklin Avenue. People of Phillips. 1995 O'Dell, Lee. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program businesses, Minneapolis, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), Phillips neighborhood, surveys