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Trees and Trash: Examining the Link Between Urban Forest Engagement and Blight in Atlanta, Georgia, United States

Johnson Gaither, Cassandra; Kuehler, Eric; Zipperer, Wayne; Aka, Ebenezer O.; Barger, Brian


Research conducted in various contexts suggests that urban greenspace, primarily trees, helps to reduce crime rates and other negative aspects of place. This study contributes to that literature by examining residents’ reporting of activities they do to create, maintain, and protect the urban forest in Atlanta, Georgia (USA), and the association of this involvement with blight measures. Using binary logistic regression, we found that urban forest engagement did not mediate egregious blight...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)
Date published: 2019-12
Type: Journal article
Source: Human Ecology Review
DOI: 10.22459/HER.25.02.2019.07
Access Rights: Open Access via publisher website


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