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    Author(s): Michelle C. KondoSarah C. Low; Jason Henning; Charles C. Branas
    Date: 2015
    Source: American Journal of Public Health. 105(3): e114-e121.
    Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
    Station: Northern Research Station
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    We investigated the health and safety effects of urban green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) installments. We conducted a difference-in-differences analysis of the effects of GSI installments on health (e.g., blood pressure, cholesterol and stress levels) and safety (e.g., felonies, nuisance and property crimes, narcotics crimes) outcomes from 2000 to 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. We used mixed-effects regression models to compare differences in pre- and posttreatment measures of outcomes for treatment sites (n = 52) and randomly chosen, matched control sites (n = 186) within multiple geographic extents surrounding GSI sites.

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    Kondo, Michelle C.; Low, Sarah C.; Henning, Jason; Branas, Charles C. 2015. The impact of green stormwater infrastructure installation on surrounding health and safety. American Journal of Public Health. 105(3): e114-e121.

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