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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

De Roos, Anneclaire J.; Kondo, Michelle C.; Robinson, Lucy F.; Rai, Arjita ; Ryan, Michael ; Haas, Charles N.; Lojo, Jose ; Fagliano, Jerald A. 2020. Heavy precipitation, drinking water source, and acute gastrointestinal illness in Philadelphia, 2015-2017. PLOS ONE

Kondo, Michelle ; Mueller, Natalie ; Locke, Dexter ; Roman, Lara ; Rojas-Rueda, David ; Schinasi, Leah ; Gascon, Mireia ; Nieuwenhuijsen, Mark J. 2020. Health impact assessment of Philadelphia's 2025 tree canopy cover goals. The Lancet Planetary Health

Kondo, Michelle C.; Oyekanmi, Kehinde O.; Gibson, Allison ; South, Eugenia C.; Bocarro, Jason ; Hipp, J. Aaron. 2020. Nature Prescriptions for Health: A Review of Evidence and Research Opportunities. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

Magarik, Yasha A.S.; Roman, Lara A.; Henning, Jason G. 2020. How should we measure the DBH of multi-stemmed urban trees?. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening

Clark, Daniel G.; Ukert, Benjamin ; Urroz, Jason ; Ward, Carolyn ; Kondo, Michelle C. 2019. Predictors of Return Visits to Trails with Self-Guided Materials for Children. Journal of Park and Recreation Administration: 18 p.

Crnic, Meghan ; Kondo, Michelle C. 2019. Nature Rx: Reemergence of Pediatric Nature-Based Therapeutic Programs From the Late 19th and Early 20th Centuries. American Journal of Public Health

Gernes, Rebecca ; Brokamp, Cole ; Rice, Glenn E.; Wright, J. Michael; Kondo, Michelle C.; Michael, Yvonne L.; Donovan, Geoffrey H.; Gatziolis, Demetrios ; Bernstein, David ; LeMasters, Grace K.; Lockey, James E.; Khurana Hershey, Gurjit K.; Ryan, Patrick H. 2019. Using high-resolution residential greenspace measures in an urban environment to assess risks of allergy outcomes in children. Science of the Total Environment

Haack, Robert A. 2019. Spotted lanternfly: an Asian exotic is moving westward from the East Coast. Newsletter of the Michigan Entomological Society. 63(1): 5-7.

Hand, Michael S.; Roman, Lara A.; Locke, Dexter Henry; Fichman, Erica Smith 2019. Phone-call reminders narrow the intention-action gap by increasing follow-through for a residential tree giveaway program. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening. 44: 126425.

Hohl, Bernadette C.; Kondo, Michelle C.; Kajeepeta, Sandhya ; MacDonald, John M.; Theall, Katherine P.; Zimmerman, Marc A.; Branas, Charles C. 2019. Creating Safe And Healthy Neighborhoods With Place-Based Violence Interventions. Health Affairs

Jasny, Lorien ; Johnson, Michelle ; Campbell, Lindsay K.; Svendsen, Erika ; Redmond, Josh 2019. Working together: the roles of geographic proximity, homophilic organizational characteristics, and neighborhood context in civic stewardship collaboration networks in Philadelphia and New York City. Ecology and Society

Kondo, Michelle ; De Roos, Anneclaire ; White, Lauren ; Heilman, Warren ; Mockrin, Miranda ; Gross-Davis, Carol ; Burstyn, Igor 2019. Meta-Analysis of Heterogeneity in the Effects of Wildfire Smoke Exposure on Respiratory Health in North America. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

Kondo, Michelle C.; Triguero-Mas, Margarita ; Donaire-Gonzalez, David ; Seto, Edmund ; Valentin, Antonia ; Hurst, Gemma ; Carrasco-Turigas, Gloria ; Masterson, Daniel ; Ambros, Albert ; Ellis, Naomi ; Swart, Wim ; Davis, Nora ; Maas, Jolanda ; Jerrett, Michael ; Gidlow, Christopher J.; Nieuwenhuijsen, Mark J. 2019. Momentary mood response to natural outdoor environments in four European cities. Environment International

Sefcik, Justine S.; Kondo, Michelle C.; Klusaritz, Heather ; Sarantschin, Elisa ; Solomon, Sara ; Roepke, Abbey ; South, Eugenia C.; Jacoby, Sara F. 2019. Perceptions of Nature and Access to Green Space in Four Urban Neighborhoods. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

Sonti, Nancy F.; Hallett, Richard A.; Griffin, Kevin L.; Sullivan, Joe H. 2019. White oak and red maple tree ring analysis reveals enhanced productivity in urban forest patches. Forest Ecology and Management

Branas, Charles C.; South, Eugenia; Kondo, Michelle C.; Hohl, Bernadette C.; Bourgois, Philippe; Wiebe, Douglas J.; MacDonald, John M. 2018. Citywide cluster randomized trial to restore blighted vacant land and its effects on violence, crime, and fear. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 201718503. 6 p.

Heckert, Megan; Kondo, Michelle 2018. Can ?Cleaned and Greened? Lots Take on the Role of Public Greenspace?. Journal of Planning Education and Research

Kondo, Michelle C.; Andreyeva, Elena; South, Eugenia C.; MacDonald, John M.; Branas, Charles C. 2018. Neighborhood Interventions to Reduce Violence. Annual Review of Public Health

Kondo, Michelle C.; Jacoby, Sara F.; South, Eugenia C. 2018. Does spending time outdoors reduce stress? A review of real-time stress response to outdoor environments. Health & Place

Kondo, Michelle C.; Morrison, Christopher ; Jacoby, Sara F.; Elliott, Liana ; Poche, Albert ; Theall, Katherine P.; Branas, Charles C. 2018. Blight Abatement of Vacant Land and Crime in New Orleans. Public Health Reports

Kondo, Michelle C.; Morrison, Christopher; Guerra, Erick; Kaufman, Elinore J.; Wiebe, Douglas J. 2018. Where do bike lanes work best? A Bayesian spatial model of bicycle lanes and bicycle crashes. Safety Science. 103: 225-233.

Kondo, Michelle; Fluehr, Jaime; McKeon, Thomas; Branas, Charles 2018. Urban Green Space and Its Impact on Human Health. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 15(3): 445. 28 p.

Roman, Lara A.; Smith, Bailey C.; Dentice, Dana ; Maslin, Mindy ; Abrams, Glen 2018. Monitoring young tree performance with citizen scientists: The evolving Tree Checkers program in Philadelphia, PA. Arboriculture & Urban Forestry. 44: 255-265.

Ross-Davis, Amy L.; Graca, Rodrigo N.; Alfenas, Acelino C.; Peever, Tobin L.; Hanna, John 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 ; McTaggart, Alistair ; Klopfenstein, Ned B. 2018. Genetic and genotypic diversity of Puccinia psidii - the cause of guava/eucalypt/myrtle rust - and preliminary predictions of global areas at risk. In: Schoettle, Anna W.; Sniezko, Richard A.; Kliejunas, John T., eds. Proceedings of the IUFRO joint conference: Genetics of five-needle pines, rusts of forest trees, and Strobusphere; 2014 June 15-20; Fort Collins, CO. Proc. RMRS-P-76. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. p. 186-173.

South, Eugenia C.; Hohl, Bernadette C.; Kondo, Michelle C.; MacDonald, John M.; Branas, Charles C. 2018. Effect of Greening Vacant Land on Mental Health of Community-Dwelling Adults. JAMA Network Open

Watkins, Shannon Lea; Vogt, Jess ; Mincey, Sarah K.; Fischer, Burnell C.; Bergmann, Rachael A.; Widney, Sarah E.; Westphal, Lynne M.; Sweeney, Sean 2018. Does collaborative tree planting between nonprofits and neighborhood groups improve neighborhood community capacity?. Cities

De Roos, Anneclaire J.; Gurian, Patrick L.; Robinson, Lucy F.; Rai, Arjita; Zakeri, Issa; Kondo, Michelle C. 2017. Review of epidemiological studies of drinking-water turbidity in relation to acute gastrointestinal illness. Environmental Health Perspectives. 125: 8.

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. Landscape and Urban Planning. 157: 193-199.

Kondo, Michelle C.; South, Eugenia C.; Branas, Charles C.; Richmond, Therese S.; Wiebe, Douglas J. 2017. The association between urban tree cover and gun assault: A case-control and case-crossover study. American Journal of Epidemiology

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. Landscape and Urban Planning. 161: 72-79.

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.. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening

Roman, Lara A.; Fristensky, Jason P.; Eisenman, Theodore S.; Greenfield, Eric J.; Lundgren, Robert E.; Cerwinka, Chloe E.; Hewitt, David A.; Welsh, Caitlin C. 2017. Growing Canopy on a College Campus: Understanding Urban Forest Change through Archival Records and Aerial Photography. Environmental Management

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. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening

Stewart, J. E.; Ross-Davis, A.L.; Gra?a, R. N.; Alfenas, A. C.; Peever, T. L.; Hanna, J. W.; Uchida, J. Y.; Hauff, R. D.; Kadooka, C. Y.; Kim, M.-S.; Cannon, P. G.; Namba, S.; Simeto, S.; Perez, C. A.; Rayamajhi, M. B.; Lodge, D.J.; Arguedas, M.; Medel-Ortiz, R.; Lopez-Ramirez, M. A.; Tennant, P.; Glen, M.; Machado, P. S.; McTaggart, A. R.; Carnegie, A. J.; Klopfenstein, N. B.; Cleary, M. 2017. Genetic diversity of the myrtle rust pathogen (Austropuccinia psidii) in the Americas and Hawaii: Global implications for invasive threat assessments. Forest Pathology. 48: e12378.

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. American Journal of Public Health. e1-e7. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2016.303434

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. EPA/600/R-16/025. Cincinnati, OH: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development. 109 p.

Kondo, M.; Hohl, B.; Han, S.; Branas, C. 2016. Effects of greening and community reuse of vacant lots on crime. Urban Studies, Vol. 53(15): 17 pages.: 3279-3295.

Kondo, Michelle C.; Sharma, Raghav; Plante, Alain F.; Yang, Yunwen; Burstyn, Igor 2016. Elemental Concentrations in Urban Green Stormwater Infrastructure Soils. Journal of Environment Quality. 45(1): 107-118.

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

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. Resource Bulletin NRS-106. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 80 p.

?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. Philadelphia, PA: Azavea. 124 p.

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. In: Isenhour, C.; McDonogh, G.; Checker, M., eds. Sustainability in the global city, myth and practice. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press: 187-212. Chapter 7.

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. PLoS ONE. 10(7): e0129582-.

Kondo, Michelle C.; Low, Sarah C.; Henning, Jason; Branas, Charles C. 2015. The impact of green stormwater infrastructure installation on surrounding health and safety. American Journal of Public Health. 105(3): e114-e121.

Kondo, Michelle C.; South, Eugenia C.; Branas, Charles C. 2015. Nature-based strategies for improving urban health and safety. Journal of Urban Health. 92(5): 800-814.

LaBonte, Nicholas R.; Ostry, Michael E.; Ross-Davis, Amy; Woeste, Keith E. 2015. Estimating heritability of disease resistance and factors that contribute to long-term survival in butternut (Juglans cinerea L.). Tree Genetics & Genomes. 11(3): 63.

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. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening. 14(4): 1174-1182.

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. PLOS ONE. 10(4): e0122051.

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. American Journal of Public Health. 105(5): 909-913.

Kondo, Michelle C.; Bream, Kent D.W.; Barg, Frances K.; Branas, Charles C. 2014. A random spatial sampling method in a rural developing nation. BMC Public Health. 14(1): 338.

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. Health & Place. 28: 31-37.

Kondo, Michelle C.; Mizes, Chris; Lee, John; Burstyn, Igor 2014. Black carbon concentrations in a goods-movement neighborhood of Philadelphia, PA. Environmental Monitoring and Assessment. 186(7): 4605-4618.

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. Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education, and Action. 8(3): 291-304.

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. Local Environment:The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability. 19(2): 220-240.

Roman, Lara A. 2014. How many trees are enough? Tree death and the urban canopy. Scenario Journal. Scenario 04. 8 p.

Hallett, R.A. 2013. Planting forests in NYC: Is the goal restoration, reforestation, or afforestation?. Urbane Walder. 16: 30-32.

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. Forest Ecology and Management. 262: 1-2.

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. In: McManus, Katherine; Gottschalk, Kurt W., eds. Proceedings, 21st U.S. Department of Agriculture interagency research forum on invasive species 2010; 2010 January 12-15; Annapolis, MD. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-P-75. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station: 50-51.

Atwell, Ryan C.; Schulte, Lisa A.; Palik, Brian J. 2008. Songbird response to experimental retention harvesting in red pine (Pinus resinosa) forests. Forest Ecology and Management. 255(10): 3621-3631.

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. Resour. Bull. NRS-7. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 22 p.

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. Journal of Geophysical Research 107(D16): ACH 13-1--ACH 13-22