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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
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
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
Seward Neighborhood and Community Oriented Policing (COP): Comparison to Best Practices. 1999 Milinis, Michele. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program best practices, community policing, crime prevention, Minneapolis, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), neighborhoods, Seward neighborhood
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
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
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
Community Garden Social Impact Assessment Toolkit. 2012 Miller, Keith.

This toolkit is designed to help community gardens assess their social impact. Social impact is defined as the benefits and resources that are created or shared because of relationships with in and around a community garden. Community gardens help build different kinds of relationships:

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program
Personnel and Organization Management Manual for Minneapolis Neighborhood Organizers. 1995 Minneapolis Training Program for Neighborhood Organizers. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program legal system, manuals, Minneapolis, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), neighborhoods, organizers, personnel, sexual harassment
Block-based Neighborhood Stabilization. 2010 Moen, Casie. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program
Preventing Foreclosures in North Minneapolis: An Evaluative Study of the Northside Community Reinvestment Coalition’s Foreclosure Prevention Outreach Project. 2010 Moen, Casie. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program
Working Conditions of Home Care Workers in Minnesota: Survey Summary 2015 Moua, Chou

This summary report outlines the findings from a survey of almost 1,000 home care workers in Minnesota.1 Home care workers are direct care providers who provide home care services, including home health aides, personal care aides, caregivers, certified nursing assistants, and companions. Nationally, this industry is the fasting-growing sector of the U.S. economy.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program
Piecing It All Together: A Quantitative and Qualitative Assessment of HOME Link. 1998 Moua, Mai Neng and Jessica A. Olson. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program focus groups, Hmong, Home Link, homeowners, minorities, mortgages, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), neighborhoods, St Paul, 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
Juxtaposition Master Plan. 2004 Muratake, Satoko. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program African Americans, arts education, Blacks, Minneapolis, minorities, Near North neighborhood, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), planning, teenagers, youth
Develop and Analyzing the Neighborhood Early Warning System in Hamline-Midway. 2000 Myott, Eric. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program data sharing, distressed property, early warning system, Hamline neighborhood, housing, Midway neighborhood, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), neighborhoods, NEWS Model, St Paul, substandard housing, surveys, vacant housing
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
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
Building Art Space Into a New Multi-Use Building. 2013 Nadimi, Virginie. 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)
Building Community: The First Five Years of NPCR. 1999 Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization.

Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization helps strengthen neighborhood organizations in Minneapolis and St. Paul by providing applied research assistance through a consortium of Twin Cities colleges and universities. This 1999 report, based on its five-year evaluation, shows how NPCR has been building neighborhood capacity as well as academic capacity since 1993.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program colleges, community development, evaluation, Minneapolis, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), neighborhoods, organizational structure, St Paul, students, University Neighborhood Network (UNN)
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)
Prosecution of Misdemeanor Offenses, The. 2003 Nelson, Stephanie Moser. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program courts, crime, Hennepin County, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), offenders
Thomas-Dale District 7 Planning Council Area Plan. 2006 Nesse, Kate.

District 7 is located northwest of downtown Saint Paul. It is bounded by University Avenue on the south, the Great Northern Railroad on the north, Interstate 35E on the east, and Lexington Parkway on the west. It includes the East Midway, Thomas- Dale/Frogtown, Capitol Heights, and Mt. Airy neighborhoods. District 7 is roughly 1.5 square miles in size and had 17,425 residents in 2000. This report analyzes neighborhood demographics and outlines seven goals for the area based on community input.

Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program community development, community planning, demographics, District 7, economic development, education, employment, Frogtown neighborhood, housing, jobs, land use, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), St Paul, Thomas-Dale neighborhood
Hip Hop Pedagogy 2015 Noer, Jason Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program
Planning and Implementation of 2002 Old Town Payne Avenue Antique Fair and Neighborhood Tour Payne/Phalen Neighborhood, City of St. Paul. 2002 Noha, Michelle. Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program Community Outreach Partnership Center (COPC), East Side neighborhood, Payne neighborhood, Phalen neighborhood, publicity
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
Maintaining and Developing Rental Housing in Hamline-Midway. 2001 Nuhodzic, Tarik Kris Nelson Community-Based Research Program community development, demographics, Hamline neighborhood, housing, Midway neighborhood, Neighborhood Planning for Community Revitalization (NPCR), problem properties, rehabilitation, rental housing, St Paul