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Research suggests that the formation of neighborhood social ties (NSTs) may substantially depend on the informal social contact which occurs in neighborhood common spaces, and that in inner-city neighborhoods where common spaces are often barren no-man's lands, the presence of trees and grass supports common space use and informal social contact among(More)
Thereis aninternational volunteermovement toprotect andrestoresensitive naturallandscapcs. InIllinois alone,almost 40,000acres of rareprairie,oaksavanna, wetlands and woodland 'ecosystems in urban and suburban communities are monitored and managed by volunteers. As natural habitats disappear or becomedegraded worldwide, it is increasingly important to(More)
Urban streetscapes are outdoor areas in which the general public can appreciate green landscapes and engage in outdoor activities along the street. This study tested the extent to which the degree of awareness of urban street trees impacts attention restoration and perceived restorativeness. We manipulated the degree of awareness of street trees.(More)
The theory that criminals differ from the ordinary law-abiding population of their race and epoch by the possession of special biological characteristics, though frequently adumbrated by earlier students of the problem of crime, did not find its full development and formal expression until the appearance, in 1870, of Lom-broso's famous work, "L'Uomo(More)
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