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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
Impact of Welfare Reform on the Como, Marcy-Holmes, Prospect Park, and University Neighborhoods of Minneapolis. Implications for the South East Business Association (SEBA) and South East Improvement Association (SECIA). 1998 Spoonheim, Joel. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program Como neighborhood, Marcy Holmes neighborhood, Minneapolis, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), Prospect Park neighborhood, University neighborhood, welfare reform
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
Predicting Housing Abandonment in Minneapolis' Central Neighborhood: Creating an Early Warning System. 1998 Mardock, Lori. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program building regulation, Central neighborhood, housing, Minneapolis, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), substandard housing, vacant housing
Transit Utilization in the East Harriet Neighborhood. 1998 Sarwar, Shehryar. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program bus ridership, East Harriet neighborhood, Minneapolis, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP), neighborhoods, surveys, transit, transportation
Report on Employers' Needs in the West Side Neighborhood, Saint Paul, Minnesota. 1997 Gladchild, Patricia. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program businesses, employment, focus groups, industrial parks, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), St Paul, surveys, West Side neighborhood
Building Community in Seward Neighborhood: A Self-Study Project of the Seward Neighborhood Group. 1997 Belding, Nancye, Mary Beth Neal, and Marina Kosyakovsky. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program block clubs, community building, crime, evaluations, history, Minneapolis, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), self study, Seward neighborhood, surveys
Fiscal Impacts of the St. Paul Houses to Homes Program. 1997 Goetz, Edward G., Kristin Cooper, Bret Thiele, and Hin Kin Lam.

Abandoned houses are powerful symbols of urban decline. The level of investment needed to turn such properties around is generally greater than the market value of the property. Can local governnments afford to rehabilitate such houses? In 1997 a professor of housing and three graduate students examined St. Paul's Houses to Homes program, analyzing the fiscal benefits and costs of restoring abandoned homes to prepare them for resale.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program community development, housing, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), neighborhoods, property values, renovation, St Paul, substandard housing, vacant housing
Report on Youth Activities and Employment. 1997 Issacs, Joseph. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program employment, inventory, Minneapolis, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP), parks, Sheridan neighborhood, youth
Diamond Lake: An Analysis of an Urban Wetland and Projections for the Future. 1997 Miller, Charity. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program Diamond Lake neighborhood, environmental, Minneapolis, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), neighborhoods, projections, wetlands
Profiles of Successful African-Americans in Our Communities. 1997 Michelson, Heather. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program African Americans, Aurora neighborhood, Blacks, minorities, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), profiles, St Anthony neighborhood, St Paul
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
Creating a Housing Database for the East Side Neighborhood of St. Paul, Minnesota. 1997 Kellner, Stephanie. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program databases, East Side neighborhood, housing, inventory, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), St Paul, tax data, vacant land
Commercial Activities in Dayton's Bluff/District 4: A Business Profile for the Dayton's Bluff Community Council. 1997 Colby, Julie. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program businesses, Dayton's Bluff neighborhood, industry, maps, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), neighborhoods, St Paul, surveys
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
Cooperative Recycling in Dinkytown: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. A Resource Guide for the Dinkytown Business Association (DBA). 1997 Williams, Andy. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program businesses, Dinkytown, Marcy Holmes neighborhood, Minneapolis, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), recycling
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
Central Avenue Parking Inventory: A Part of the Central Avenue Plan. 1997 Carlson, Betsy. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program Central Avenue, Minneapolis, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), neighborhoods, Northeast neighborhood, parking
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
Automobile Recycling Alternatives: Why Not? A Look at the Possibilities for Greener car Recycling. 1997 Altschuller, Alison. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program automobiles, legislation, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), neighborhoods, recycling, St Paul, West Side neighborhood
Improving Water Quality in the Minneapolis Chain of Lakes and Minnehaha Creek: Stakeholders and Potential Strategies. 1997 Kozlowski, Andrzej. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program Chain of Lakes, directory, environmental, Lynnhurst neighborhood, Minneapolis, Minnehaha Creek, neighborhood organizations, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), water quality
Historical Assessment of Holland Community Housing. 1996 Paddock, Sandra. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program crime, history, Holland neighborhood, housing stock, low-income groups, Minneapolis, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), poverty, renters
Implementing the Stevens Square-Loring Heights Common Social Services Plan: An Examination of the NiCo Employment Project. 1996 Knox, Courtney. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program economic development, employment, Loring Park neighborhood, low-income groups, Minneapolis, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), neighborhoods, social services, Stevens Square neighborhood, surveys
Survey Report: The Needs and Issues of Home-Based Businesses in the CARAG Neighborhood. 1996 Berkwitz, Laurie L. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program Calhoun neighborhood, economic development, home-based businesses, Minneapolis, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), surveys
Bridging Two Worlds: NPCR Program Evaluation Final Report for the First Three Years, 1993-94 to 1995-96. 1996 Gladchild, Patricia.

NPCR's impressive success during its first three years is described in this 1996 report. The program has become a model for bridging the two worlds of community organizations and academia. This report contains descriptions of the components of NPCR, lessons learned by participants in the program, indications of areas that would benefit from more attention, and numerous appendices continuing data collected from the first proposal review in December 1993 through June 1996.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program annual report, business development, citizen participation, community development, economic development, evaluation, housing, local governments, Minneapolis, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP), neighborhoods, planning teams
Telling Stories and Creating Jobs: Community Arts as a Tool for Social Change. 1996 Saunders, Josh. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program arts education, community arts, Gateways Project, Minneapolis, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), neighborhoods
Implementation Study of the Stevens Square-Loring Heights Common Social Services Plan. 1996 Bosser, David. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program business development, employment, job training, Loring Park neighborhood, Minneapolis, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP), neighborhoods, social services, Stevens Square neighborhood
Coordinating Community-Based Economic Development in the Phillips Neighborhood: Approaches and Challenges of the People of Phillips. 1996 Osada, Noriko. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program community development, economic development, Minneapolis, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), Phillips neighborhood, surveys
Employment and Business Survey in the Phillips Neighborhood. 1996 Osada, Noriko. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program businesses, economic development, employment, jobs, Minneapolis, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), Phillips neighborhood, surveys
Cleveland Neighborhood Issues Campaign: 'The Cleveland Clean-Up.' 1996 Hatcher, Kristine. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program Cleveland neighborhood, code violations, Minneapolis, Minneapolis Community Development Agency (MCDA), Minnesota Housing Finance Agency (MHFA), Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), subsidized housing, substandard housing