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Media and Blog Posts

Philadelphia Inquirer. March 1, 2014. GreenSpace: Phila. storm-water plan seen to have wider positives.

WHYY The Pulse. September 24, 2014. Does urban greening boost public health?

Marritz, Leda. July 9, 2014. Is average lifespan a meaningful number? Posted on Deeproot blog.

Low, Sarah. July 2014. Can a Federally-led Partnership Facilitate Regional Change? Posted on Pinchot Institute for Conservation blog.

Ye, Jenny & Sherman, Matthew. June 24, 2014. If a tree died in the city, will anyone notice? Posted to WNYC News and aired on WNYC radio.

Publications & Products

Kondo, Michelle C.; Han, SeungHoon; Donovan, Geoffrey H.; MacDonald, John M.. 2017. The association between urban trees and crime: Evidence from the spread of the emerald ash borer in Cincinnati

Nguyen, Vi D.; Roman, Lara A.; Locke, Dexter H.; Mincey, Sarah K.; Sanders, Jessica R.; Smith Fichman, Erica; Duran-Mitchell, Mike; Lumban Tobing, Sarah. 2017. Branching out to residential lands: Missions and strategies of five tree distribution programs in the U.S.

Heckert, Megan; Kondo, Michelle. 2017. Can "Cleaned and Greened" lots take on a role of public greenspace?

Roman, Lara A.; Scharenbroch, Bryant C.; Ostberg, Johan P.A.; Mueller, Lee S.; Henning, Jason G.; Koeser, Andrew K.; Sanders, Jessica R.; Betz, Daniel R.; Jordan, Rebecca C.. 2017. Data quality in citizen science urban tree inventories

Locke, Dexter H.; Han, SeungHoon; Kondo, Michelle C.; Murphy-Dunning, Colleen; Cox, Mary. 2017. Did community greening reduce crime? Evidence from New Haven, CT, 1996-2007

Kondo, M.; Hohl, B.; Han, S.; Branas, C.. 2016. Effects of greening and community reuse of vacant lots on crime

Boyer, Deborah J.; Roman, Lara A.; Henning, Jason G.; McFarland, Matthew; Dentice, Dana; Low, Sarah C.; Thomas, Casey; Abrams, Glen.. 2016. Data management for urban tree monitoring -- software requirements

Kondo, Michelle C.; Sharma, Raghav; Plante, Alain F.; Yang, Yunwen; Burstyn, Igor. 2016. Elemental Concentrations in Urban Green Stormwater Infrastructure Soils

Gernes, Rebecca; Hertzberg, Richard; MacDonell, Margaret; Rice, Glenn; Wright, J. Michael; Beresin, Glennon; Miller, Travis; Africa, Julia; Donovan, Geoffrey; Hipp, J. Aaron; Hystad, Perry; Jackson, Laura; Kondo, Michelle; Mitchell, Richard; Nieuwenhuijsen, Mark; Ryan, Patrick; Sullivan, William; van den Bosch, Matilda Annerstedt.. 2016. Estimating greenspace exposure and benefits for cumulative risk assessment applications

Nowak, David J.; Bodine, Allison R.; Hoehn, Robert; Ellis, Alexis; Low, Sarah C.; Roman, Lara A.; Henning, Jason G.; Stephan, Emily; Taggert, Tom; Endreny, Ted.. 2016. The urban forests of Philadelphia

Locke, Dexter H.; Landry, Shawn M.; Grove, Morgan; Roy Chowdhury, Rinku. 2016. What's scale got to do with it? Models for urban tree canopy

Branas, Charles C.; Kondo, Michelle C.; Murphy, Sean M.; South, Eugenia C.; Polsky, Daniel; MacDonald, John M.. 2016. Urban blight remediation as a cost-beneficial solution to firearm violence

Kondo, Michelle C.; Keene, Danya; Hohl, Bernadette C.; MacDonald, John M.; Branas, Charles C.. 2015. A Difference-In-Differences Study of the Effects of a New Abandoned Building Remediation Strategy on Safety

Kondo, Michelle C.; South, Eugenia C.; Branas, Charles C.. 2015. Nature-based strategies for improving urban health and safety

Hurley, Patrick T.; Emery, Marla R.; McLain, Rebecca; Poe, Melissa; Grabbatin, Brian; Goetcheus, Cari L.. 2015. Whose urban forest? The political ecology of foraging urban nontimber forest products

Roman, Lara A.; Walker, Lindsey A.; Martineau, Catherine M.; Muffly, David J.; MacQueen, Susan A.; Harris, Winnie. 2015. Stewardship matters: Case studies in establishment success of urban trees

South, Eugenia C.; Kondo, Michelle C.; Cheney, Rose A.; Branas, Charles C.. 2015. Neighborhood blight, stress, and health: a walking trial of urban greening and ambulatory heart rate

Kondo, Michelle C.; Low, Sarah C.; Henning, Jason; Branas, Charles C.. 2015. The impact of green stormwater infrastructure installation on surrounding health and safety

Schwarz, Kirsten; Fragkias, Michail; Boone, Christopher G.; Zhou, Weiqi; McHale, Melissa; Grove, J. Morgan; O'Neil-Dunne, Jarlath; McFadden, Joseph P.; Buckley, Geoffrey L.; Childers, Dan; Ogden, Laura; Pincetl, Stephanie; Pataki, Diane; Whitmer, Ali; Cadenasso, Mary L.; Loiselle, Steven Arthur.. 2015. Trees grow on money: Urban tree canopy cover and environmental justice

Roman, Lara A.. 2014. How many trees are enough? Tree death and the urban canopy

McLain, Rebecca J.; Hurley, Patrick T.; Emery, Marla R.; Poe, Melissa R.. 2014. Gathering "wild" food in the city: rethinking the role of foraging in urban ecosystem planning and management

Kondo, Michelle C.; Mizes, Chris; Lee, John; McGady-Saier, Jacqueline; O'Malley, Lisa; Diliberto, Ariel; Burstyn, Igor.. 2014. Towards participatory air pollution exposure assessment in a goods movement community

Low, Sarah C.. 2014. Cumulative effects: Managing natural resources for resilience in the urban context

Roman, Lara A.; Battles, John J.; McBride, Joe R.. 2014. Determinants of establishment survival for residential trees in Sacramento County, CA

Ross-Davis, Amy L.; Graca, Rodrigo N.; Alfenas, Acelino C.; Peever, Tobin L.; Hanna, Jack W.; Uchida, Janice Y.; Hauff, Rob D.; Kadooka, Chris Y.; Kim, Mee-Sook; Cannon, Phil G.; Namba, Shigetou; Minato, Nami; Simeto, Sofia; Perez, Carlos A.; Rayamajhi, Min B.; Moran, Mauricio; Lodge, D. Jean; Arguedas, Marcela; Medel-Ortiz, Rosario; Lopez-Ramirez, M. Armando; Tennant, Paula; Glen, Morag; Klopfenstein, Ned B.. 2014. Tracking the distribution of Puccinia psidii genotypes that cause rust disease on diverse myrtaceous trees and shrubs

Kondo, Michelle C.; Bream, Kent D.W.; Barg, Frances K.; Branas, Charles C.. 2014. A random spatial sampling method in a rural developing nation

Kondo, Michelle C.; Gross-Davis, Carol Ann; May, Katlyn; Davis, Lauren O.; Johnson, Tyiesha; Mallard, Mable; Gabbadon, Alice; Sherrod, Claudia; Branas, Charles C.. 2014. Place-based stressors associated with industry and air pollution

Kondo, Michelle C.; Mizes, Chris; Lee, John; Burstyn, Igor.. 2014. Black carbon concentrations in a goods-movement neighborhood of Philadelphia, PA

Roman, Lara A.; Battles, John J.; McBride, Joe R.. 2013. The balance of planting and mortality in a street tree population

Roman, Lara A.; McPherson, E. Gregory; Scharenbroch, Bryant C.; Bartens, Julia.. 2013. Identifying common practices and challenges for local urban tree monitoring programs across the United States

Hallett, R.A.. 2013. Planting forests in NYC: Is the goal restoration, reforestation, or afforestation?

Tomosy, Monica; Stoleson, Scott H.; King, David I.. 2011. A century of avian research on USFS Experimental Forests and Ranges: Introduction to the special section on long-term avian research on Experimental Forests and Ranges

Rebbeck, Joanne; Hutchinson, Todd; Iverson, Louis; Yaussy, Daniel; Boyles, Robert; Bowden, Michael.. 2010. Studying the effects of management practices on Ailanthus populations in Ohio forests: A research update

Atwell, Ryan C.; Schulte, Lisa A.; Palik, Brian J.. 2008. Songbird response to experimental retention harvesting in red pine (Pinus resinosa) forests

Nowak, David J.; Hoehn, Robert E., III; Crane, Daniel E.; Stevens, Jack C.; Walton, Jeffrey T.. 2007. Assessing urban forest effects and values, Philladelphia's urban forest

Fast, Jerome D.; Zaveri, Rahul A.; Bian, Xindi; Chapman, Elaine G.; Easter, Richard C.. 2002. Effect of regional-scale transport on oxidants in the vicinity of Philadelphia during the 1999 NE-OPS field campaign