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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

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, 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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.; 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

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.; 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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