Clear Up Vacant Lots, Reduce Violence

Clear Up Vacant Lots, Reduce Violence

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 771 , Segment 2

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  • Mar 19, 2018 11:00 pm
  • 15:43 mins

Guest: Charles Branas, PhD, Professor and Chair of Epidemiology, Columbia University If you were in the market for a new home for your family, and your realtor took you to a neighborhood that had an overgrown vacant lot on the street, would that be a red flag for you? In some neighborhoods, maybe it’s no big deal. But in many urban communities, overgrown, trash-strewn abandoned lots can attract drugs and gun violence. Epidemiologist Charles Branas has found that simply landscaping those plots of land can make a real difference for a neighborhood.

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