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Can cleaning up urban vacant land reduce crime and improve health?

Last Updated: Nov 11, 2013  |  20 Views

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In 2011 Dr. Charles Branas , an epidemiologist from the University of Pennsylvania and his team of researchers published an analysis in the American Journal of Epidemiology that showed a significant reduction in violent crime- particularly gun crime-around lots that have been greened.  The research team is now conducting a comprehensive randomized trial study that will measure broader determinants of health and public safety.

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