Busy Streets Theory in Action: Building Safe and Empowered Neighborhoods in Flint’s University Avenue Corridor

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In a recently published article, Laney Rupp, a researcher with MI-YVPC, explored the development of “busy streets” in Flint, MI. We sat down with her and asked about the underlying theory and her conclusions. Can you describe what busy streets theory is? Why does it matter for preventing crime and violence? Many people are familiar with broken windows theory, which …

A photo of school participants in the Beecher Tucker Elementary School from 2016.

U of M partners to improve school safety in Genesee County, MI

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In response to multiple school shootings in the U.S., the Department of Justice created the Comprehensive School Safety Initiative (CSSI) to study promising programs that may improve school climate and safety. Since 2014, over $240 million has been awarded to research school-based safety programs around the U.S. In 2015, the University of Michigan School of Public Health, Michigan State University …