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Clear Up Vacant Lots, Reduce Violence

Top of Mind with Julie Rose
  • Jul 12, 2018 11:00 pm
  • 15:46

(Originally Aired: 3/19/2018) Guest: Charles Branas, PhD, Professor of Epidemiology, Columbia University If you were in the market for a new home, and your realtor showed you a house with an overgrown vacant lot across the street, would that be red flag? But in many urban communities, trash-strewn abandoned lots can attract drugs and violence.