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Assessment of the East Side Community Outreach Partnership Center. 2002 Lukermann, Barbara. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program Community Outreach Partnership Center (COPC), Dayton's Bluff neighborhood, East Side neighborhood, evaluations, geographic information systems (GIS), history, minorities, organizations, partnerships, Payne neighborhood, Phalen neighborhood, St Paul, students, US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Saint Paul District Councils: An Exploration of Current & Promising Evaluation Practices 2014 Lykes Frostman, Carly

The Saint Paul District Councils, established by a City Council resolution in 1975, are a group of autonomous non-profit organizations tasked with increasing community engagement among their communities. Under contract to receive City funds, District Councils must submit annual work plans and report on progress toward outlined goals twice during the year, in addition to various counts regarding participation levels. Recognizing funders’ increasing evaluation requirements, District Councils sought more meaningful measures and to develop a shared vision.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program
Adapting the Community Capitals Framework 2015 Lykes Frostman, Carly

The Saint Paul District Councils represent a diverse group of neighborhoods, yet all are tasked by the City with the same mission of fostering participation and communication, and ensuring the inclusion of all community members. Faced with great challenges and limited resources, the District Councils collaborate on a number of projects related to their shared interests and efforts to serve their communities.

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
Liberty Plaza Residents Survey. 2008 Magadance, Chelsea

The Twin Cities Housing Development Corporation (TCHDC) is a non-for-profit developer and owner of affordable rental housing for families in the Twin Cities area. It was established in 1984 with the original mission to help the Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul provide affordable housing for low and moderate-income families. Due to the needs of residents of certain properties, targeted resident services were initiated at selected developments to strengthen the economic self-sufficiency of families, as well as to improve the academic achievements of their children.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program evaluation, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), St Paul
Reconnecting the Urban Landscape. 2009 Maleitzke, Adam

University Avenue, a historic stretch of road linking the Minnesota Capitol in Saint Paul with Northeast Minneapolis, is arguably the most historically important and diverse stretch of road in the state. For years, University Avenue has been home to a sprawling heavy manufacturing and industrial area, known as the Midway Industrial District. Naturally, heavy rail infrastructure was built to serve industrial properties, eventually forming a dense network of arteries and spurs. Moreover, for over 50 years, University Avenue was an auto-oriented corridor.This will soon change.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), transit
29th Avenue NE - A Streetscaping Plan for Audubon Park. 2008 Maleitzke, Adam

29th Avenue Northeast is an east-west corridor that connects Central Avenue and Stinson Parkway through the Audubon Park neighborhood in Northeast Minneapolis. The Avenue also runs through three blocks of the Waite Park neighborhood just west of Stinson. Along with Johnson Street, a north-south corridor, 29th Avenue is one of Audubon Park neighborhood's signature streets, connecting important destinations such as Audubon Park (a park bearing the namesake of John Audubon), a neighborhood retail node at 29th and Johnson, Northeast Middle School and Interstate 35W to the south.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program Minneapolis, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), streetscape
Lucy Craft Laney Campus Redesign Master Plan. 2010 Maleitzke, Adam.

The Lucy Craft Laney School is a 2-story, 1,000-student school building that was constructed in 2001. Located along Penn Avenue north of Lowry in North Minneapolis, the school is adjacent to Cleveland Park and 1 block northeast of the now-demolished Cleveland School. Lucy Craft Laney, the school's namesake, was a gifted and dedicated 19th century educator. Ms. Laney's committment to students, learning and literacy motivated her to found the Haines Institute, a school for African American children.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program Neighborhood Partnerships for Community Research (NPCR)
A Master Plan for Miriam Park. 2010 Maleitzke, Adam.

For over 120 years, Merriam Park has been an urban oasis for the surrounding neighborhood. However, as time passed, the park fell victim to a number of disturbances. In the 1960s, grand ponds and a stone bridge were demolished to make way for Interstate 94, and more recently, a cell tower was installed at the northern edge of the park. As a result of these disturbances, the Union Park Parks & Recreation Committee formed in order to make recommendations about planning for the future of Merriam Park.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program Neighborhood Partnerships for Community Research (NPCR)
Envisioning a Permanent Home for the Midtown Farmers' Market. 2010 Maleitzke, Adam.

The Midtown Farmers Market (MFM), a project of the Corcoran Neighborhood Organization (CNO), brings all-local food and goods to 40,000 people each year. MFM supports over 70 farmers and vendors, has brought $1 million in opportunity to Lake Street and is a cornerstone of the redevelopment plan shared by the neighborhood and the City. Through a generous no-cost lease provided by Minneapolis Public Schools, MFM has become a fixture of 2225 E Lake Street for six successful seasons. However, the future of this site is unclear.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program Neighborhood Partnerships for Community Research (NPCR)
Envisioning the Arts Avenue: A Pedestrian Design and Lighting Study for the Sheridan Neighborhood. 2006 Maleitzke, Adam.

In the Sheridan Neighborhood of Minneapolis, a recent development has been the emergence of the 13th Avenue arts district, known as the Arts Avenue. As momentum gains along the Arts Avenue, the Sheridan Neighborhood Organization (SNO) wanted to explore pedestrian lighting along the 13th Avenue corridor and surrounding residential areas. This report addresses the need for an Arts Avenue vision, draws on suggestions from local artists and residents, and analyses current and proposed land uses in the neighborhood.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program capital, corridors, historic preservation, historic sites, history, infrastructure, livability, Minneapolis, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), Neighborhood Revitalization Program (NRP), pedestrian lighting, pedestrians, Sheridan neighborhood
On Quantifying the Economic Impact of the Arts in the Minneapolis Arts District. 2007 Maleitzke, Adam.

Northeast Minneapolis, the city's oldest area, has undergone a major economic transformation in the past 15 years. A collection of warehouses and storefronts that were abandoned as the economy evolved away from industry were converted to homes and studios for enterprising artists. With affordable rents and relatively easy access to transportation and the central business district, an arts community quickly developed in Northeast.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program Minneapolis, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), Northeast Community Development Corporation (NECDC), Northeast neighborhood
Business and Employment Assessment: Understanding Employment Practices in the Harrison Neighborhood. 2011 Malen, Melissa Peterson.

The Harrison Neighborhood Association (HNA), an advocacy and community organizing group, supports both employers in Harrison and residents of Harrison in building economic development opportunities as well as social and economical equity. The HNA is involved in advocating for the community on current topics such as redevelopment planning, light rail transportation planning, and economic development such as advocacy for establishment of businesses in the neighborhood that offer equitable opportunities for residents to obtain products and services as well as potential employment.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program
Problem/At-Risk (PAR) Property Study: Dayton's Bluff Neighborhood, St. Paul, Minnesota. 1999 Manger, Paige. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program Community Outreach Partnership Center (COPC), Dayton's Bluff neighborhood, East Side neighborhood, homeowners, housing, housing rehabilitation, renters, St Paul, 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
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
Corridors to Freedom, Action Research for Emancipation. 2013 Marroquin, Lizeth.

Transit corridors are “not only conduits to move people, freight but also to improve a region’s economy and build more livable communities” (Hubert H. Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota). They may become a catalyst to improve neighborhoods, and strengthen local business.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program
The Prostitution Project: Community-Based Research on Sex Trading in North Minneapolis. 2010 Martin, Lauren.

In 2005, a group of north Minneapolis stakeholders became fed up with the sex trade taking place on the streets of their community and were determined to see these transactions stop, or at least to happen somewhere else. At the time, the voices and experi­ences of those who trade sex were not yet part of the community discussion about how to stop prostitution.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program prostitutes, prostitution
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)
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
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
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
Alternative Forms of Historic Designation: A Study of Neighborhood Conservation Districts in the United States. 2011 McClurg, Jessie.

Conservation districts are a planning tool commonly used to preserve distinct neighborhood characteristics. Although not yet widely used in Minnesota, several Twin City neighborhoods have expressed an interest in exploring the implementation of conservation districts as a more flexible alternative to local historic district designation and review procedures. The objective of this study is to summarize the wide range of approaches for creating and maintaining neighborhood conservation districts. Research began in June 2010 with a review of literature related to conservation districts.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program
Church as a Protective Factor in Urban African American Youth. 2011 McDonald, Jessica. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program
GIS-Based Environmental Equity and Risk Assessment: Methodologial Problems and Prospects. 1977 McMaster, Robert B., Helga Leitner, and Eric Sheppard. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program emissions, environmental racism, geographic information systems (GIS), Hennepin County, justice, Minneapolis, minorities, Phillips neighborhood, risk assessment, toxic chemicals, toxic release inventory
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
Liberty Plaza, Inc. Residents' Needs Survey Report. 2001 Mendez, Marianallet. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program demographics, housing, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), St Paul, Summit neighborhood, Summit-University neighborhood, survey research, University neighborhood
Job Bank Merrick Community Services Client Database. 2001 Mendez, Marianallet. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program Community Outreach Partnership Center (COPC), databases, job banks, Merrick, St Paul
Franklin Avenue Light Rail Transit Task Force. 2000 Mendez, Veronica. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program case studies, community development, community planning, corridors, design, Franklin Avenue, Hiawatha corridor, land use planning, light-rail transit (LRT), Minneapolis, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), Seward neighborhood, transit, transit stations, transit-oriented development (TOD), transportation