Greening vacant lots reduces violent injury
23 min

In Philadelphia, the local authority has undertaken a project to green vacant lots, with the aim of improving the city.

Research by Charles Branas, a professor of epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania, has shown that not only did this have the desired aesthetic effect, it also lead to a reduction in violent crime in those areas.

He joins Brian Johnston, IP's editor in chief, to discuss his work.

Read the full research: http://injuryprevention.bmj.com/content/19/3/198

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