"Achieving Equitable Community
"...WHILE PLACE-BASED IMPROVEMENTS TO THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT MAY BE IMPROVING HEALTH OUTCOMES AMONG OUR SOCIETY’S MOST FREQUENTLY MARGINALIZED POPULATIONS, IMPROVEMENTS IN THEIR ECONOMIC LIVELIHOODS AREN’T ALWAYS FOLLOWING...
WHEN REVITALIZATION OF A COMMUNITY HAPPENS, PARTICULARLY IN URBAN AREAS, MANY OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD’S EXISTING AND LONG-TIME RESIDENTS ARE UNABLE TO FULLY PARTICIPATE IN ITS ECONOMIC REVITALIZATION... "
St. Louis Context
A Guide to Understanding and Addressing Vacant Property in the City of St. Louis 
Segregation in St. Louis: Dismantling the Divide 
St. Louis Land Bank Assessment 
Developing a Shared Vision and Strategies to Address Vacancy and Abandonment in the City of St. Louis
For The Sake Of All: a report on the health and well-being of African Americans in St. Louis and why it matters
for everyone 
Forward Through Ferguson: A Path Toward Racial Equity 
Vacancy Reuse / Urban Green Spaces
St. Louis's urban prairie: vacant land and the potential for revitalization [Prener et al. 2018]
Examining urban brownfields through the public health 'macroscope' [Litt et al. 2016]
Urban blight remediation as a cost-beneficial solution to firearm violence [Branas et al. 2016]
A tale of two rain gardens: barriers and bridges to adaptive management of urban stormwater in Cleveland,
Ohio [Chaffin et al. 2016]
Greening Vacant Lots: Current Practices [EPA 2015]
Value of urban green spaces in promoting healthy living and well-being: prospects for planning [Keng Lee et al.
Neighborhood blight, stress, and health: a walking trial of urban greening and ambulatory heart rate [South et
A difference-in-differences study of the effects of a new abandoned building remediation strategy on safety
[Kondo et al. 2015]
Urban green space, public health, and environmental justice: the challenge of making cities 'just green enough'
[Byrne et al. 2014]
Greening the urban frontier: race, property and resettlement in Detroit [Safransky 2014]
Rethinking urban transformation: temporary uses for vacant land [Nemeth & Langhorst 2013]
A difference-in-differences analysis of health, safety, and greening vacant urban space [Branas et al. 2011]
Vacancy, Green Spaces, and Property Values
Measuring the effect of green space on property value: an application of the hedonic spatial quantile
regression [Liu & Hite 2013]
Deconstructing distressed-property spillovers: the effects of vacant, tax-delinquent, and foreclosed properties
in housing submarkets [Whitaker & Fitzpatrick 2012]
The effect of community gardens on neighboring property values [Been & Voicu 2006]
Open space, residential property values, and spatial context [Anderson & West 2006]
Vacant Properties: The True Costs to Communities [National Vacant Properties Campaign 2005]
Blight-free Philadelphia: a public-private strategy to create and enhance neighborhood value [Whitman 2001]
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