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Health and Safety at Deconstruction Services. 1999 Thompson, Faye and Diana Wolf. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program building materials, deconstruction, employment, environmental protection, hazards, lead, Minneapolis, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), personal protection equipment, Phillips neighborhood, recycling, ReUse Center, training
Healthy Foods Healthy Lives Project Sweetie Pie-Camden Greenhouse Project 2015 Singh, Virajita, Alexander Thill, and Daniel Handeen

From the global to the local level a much-needed transformation of our food systems is slowly but surely underway. A green movement across the nation in terms of horticulture and urban agriculture is on the upswing with local community gardens and school integrated gardens emerging across cities and towns in the country. Many of these efforts have become an agency for community development, bringing communities together, including families and youth, to work on tangible projects in the present that have the potential to change their future.

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Highlighting What Worked: Lessons Learned from the Teen Tech Crew’s Civic Technology Project, What’sWerk? 2015 Struck, Maggie

The
research work that I did this summer at the Kitty Andersen Youth Science Center
(KAYSC) for the CURA Nelson Program was informed by and grew out of a three
year partnership I have had with the KAYSC as a graduate student from the
University of Minnesota and my current dissertation project, (Re)
Envisioning the Civic: Youth Making Meaning within a Civic Technology Project
. Using a
critical ethnographic research design, my dissertation investigates the
meaning-making practices and civic identity development of the Teen Tech Crew (TTC)

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Hip Hop Pedagogy 2015 Noer, Jason Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program
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
Hmong-Americans in the Mainstream Newspapers of the Twin Cities. 2006 Lee, Hlee.

This report documents a project undertaken with Hmong National Development to analyze how the mainstream media, in particular the two daily newspapers in the Twin Cities, covered Hmong-Americans. The research included an analysis of news articles in the two papers, interviews with community members, and discussions with journalists. The research found that the majority of the time, when a Hmong-American is written about, his or her race is mentioned.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program diversity, Hmong, immigrants, Minneapolis, minorities, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), news media, Southeast Asians, St Paul, Twin Cities
Home Based Business Survey for the Field Regina Northrop Neighborhood. 1994 Peterson, Sacha Z. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program business development, economic development, Field-Regina-Northrup neighborhood, home-based businesses, Minneapolis, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), neighborhoods, surveys
HomeLink Marketing and Media Campaign. Project Summary Report. 2001 Marcks, Jennifer L. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program Community Outreach Partnership Center (COPC), databases, East Side neighborhood, Hmong, Home Link, homeowners, marketing plan, minorities, St Paul
HomeLink Marketing and Media Campaign: To Increase Homeownership Rates for People of Color on the East Side of St. Paul. 2001 Marcks, Jennifer L. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program advertising, Community Outreach Partnership Center (COPC), Hmong, Home Link, homeowners, housing, marketing, minorities, Southeast Asians, St Paul, workshops
Homelink Program Evaluation. 2002 Patel, Rachana. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program Community Outreach Partnership Center (COPC), East Side neighborhood, evaluation, Home Link, homeowners, mortgages
Homeownership and Community Building on the East Side of St. Paul. 1999 Davis, Laura. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program Community Outreach Partnership Center (COPC), East Side neighborhood, Home Link, homeowners, housing, low-income groups, minorities, mortgages, St Paul
Hospitality Training Programs: A Review for Potential in Minnesota. 2012 Cici, Kristen.

The Alliance for Metropolitan Stability is a coalition of organizations advocating for public policies that promote equity in urban and suburban development. Our mission is to promote racial, economic and environmental justice in the way economic growth and land development occurs in the Twin Cities region. The Alliance is a member of the HIRE Minnesota coalition, a group of organizations and activists that are working together to end racial disparities in employment in Minnesota.

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Housing Activity in Minneapolis: How MCDA Housing Policies Affect the Neighborhoods in Minneapolis. 1998 Wong, Linda. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program housing policy, Minneapolis, Minneapolis Community Development Agency (MCDA), Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), United Neighborhoods
Housing Assistance for Culturally Specific Groups. 1999 Scott, Terri M. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program African Americans, Blacks, Community Outreach Partnership Center (COPC), community research, cultural, diversity, housing, housing policy, housing programs, minorities, St Paul, teenagers, youth
Housing Barriers and Resources for African Americans in East St. Paul. 2001 Lane, Jamie. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program affordable housing, African Americans, Blacks, Community Outreach Partnership Center (COPC), directories, East Side neighborhood, homeowners, myths, renters, resources, shelters, St Paul, surveys, tenants
Housing Early Warning System Feasibility in the Hamline Midway Area. 1999 Myott, Eric. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program early warning system, Hamline neighborhood, homeowners, housing, indicators, Midway neighborhood, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), neighborhoods, Ramsey County, St Paul, substandard housing, vacant land
Housing the Whittier Neighborhood. 1998 Mielki, Andrew. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program housing, Minneapolis, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), neighborhoods, renters, Whittier neighborhood
How Do We Get from Here to There? Cross-Cultural Organizing and the District 7 Planning Council. 2001 Nussbaum, Dana. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program community organizing, cross cultural, District 7, diversity, Frogtown neighborhood, minorities, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), people of color, resource directory, St Paul
How to Build a Community GIS - The MNIS Handbook. 2003 McCartney, Molly. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program geographic information systems (GIS), handbooks, housing, land use, maps, Minneapolis Neighborhood Information System (MNIS), neighborhood organizations, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), problem properties
How to Record the Oral History of Your Neighborhood. 2001 Zeitler, Jeff. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program interviews, Minneapolis, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), neighborhoods, oral history, Seward neighborhood
Impact of Contract for Deed Sales in Frogtown. 1998 Andresen, Penny. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program Frogtown neighborhood, homeowners, housing, low-income groups, mortgages, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), St Paul
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
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
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
Improving the Social, Physical, and Economic Capital of an Urban Community through Residential Revitalization. 2008 Arbit, David

This undertaking seeks to evaluate the social, economic, and physical-infrastructural wellbeing of a St. Paul neighborhood as a result of a comprehensive residential redevelopment project. Nested within the West Seventh region of St. Paul, Brewery Town was named after the Jacob Schmidt Brewery that overlooks it. The redevelopment project has been a positive experience for the developers, residents, members of neighboring communities, city officials, and the West 7th/Fort Road Federation. Zero residential displacement was the single most salient factor contributing to this success.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), St Paul
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
In the Beginning: A Review of Design Options Under Consideration and Questions Facing Zona Latina. 2004 Ryan, Catherine and Mary Vidas. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program evaluations, Hispanics, Latinos, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), television, volunteerism, volunteers
Indigenous Evaluations: Fostering a Healing Community. 2013 DeMuth, Scott.

The Ain Dah Yung Center (ADYC) is one of the first culturally-relevant emergency shelters for American Indian youth in Minnesota. In 2009, ADYC began to redesign and implement a culturally-relevant evaluation model. The research project funded by the CURA-Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program had the goal of developing evaluation mechanisms and tools that are consistent with ADYC’s evaluation matrix, that are done in a culturally-appropriate way, and that measure the impact ADYC programs have on the holistic success of American Indian youth and families.

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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
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:

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