Thriving Plants, Thriving Communities: How Green Space Affects Crime in Urban Environments

Thriving Plants, Thriving Communities: How Green Space Affects Crime in Urban Environments Sarah E. Adams Abstract: Green2015: A Plan for the First 500 Acres” is a proposal project in Philadelphia created by PennPraxis, looking to convert 500 acres of unused or vacant urban land in into green spaces (Steinberg et al., 2010). The proposal’s primary […]

Over and Under: The Role of Urbanization on the Double Burden of Nutrition in Developing Countries

Over and Under: The Role of Urbanization on the Double Burden of Nutrition in Developing Countries Sally Lin Abstract: Developing countries around the world are rapidly undergoing economic transition, resulting in increasing urbanization and rural-urban migration. Urbanization is linked to direct and indirect impacts on the nutritional transition towards obesogenic diets in the developed and […]

Homelessness and Tuberculosis Transmission in Urban America

Homelessness and Tuberculosis Transmission in Urban America Katie O’Sullivan Abstract: Among industrialized countries, the U.S has arguably struggled most with alleviating homelessness, ever since the issue breached the federal policy agenda in the 1970s. Homelessness is associated with a diverse range of risk factors that increase an individuals vulnerability to infectious disease: poor living conditions, compromised […]