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Quantifying Critical Urban Green Spaces

This research (1) explores current knowledge on the benefits of green urban spaces and their impact on mental, physical and community health, (2) assesses the quantity and quality of green-open spaces and their accessibility as measures of the social capital of a community through a Columbus, Ohio, case study, and (3) establishes a framework for future research in this area.

Latino Urban Landscape

This project is to provide an in-depth case study of how Latina/os contribute to the urban revitalization process by (re)appropriating space for their own use, turning downtrodden areas into vibrant commercial centers that aid in the maintenance of the social networks that provide ties to Latin American home countries while at the same time acclimating new immigrants.