PHILADELPHIA -- Greening vacant lots may make neighborhood residents feel safer and may be associated with reductions in certain gun crimes, according to a new study from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Results show that residents living near greened vacant lots feel safer than those near non-greened sites. Additionally, researchers noted that incidents of police-reported crimes may be reduced after greening.
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Eugenie Birch of the School of Design is quoted about the possible effect of Cooper Medical School on the city of Camden.
Hailing a Rickshaw: Penn Summer Program Offers High School Students Lessons in World Languages and Cultures
A few years of French or Spanish may fulfill a foreign-language requirement to graduate from high school. But in today’s global environment, some career-minded young people want to learn critical international languages that aren’t widely taught in high school.
Harris Steinberg and Helene Furjan of the School of Design and Harris Sokoloff of the Graduate School of Education are all cited during a forum about the future of the Parkway.
PennPraxis of the School of Design is cited for involvement with the Parkway Action Plan.