An extensive study by by Francis Kuo & Bill Sullivan of the University of Illinois’ Human-Environment Research Laboratory showed that not only do trees strengthen urban communities, but they may also curb violence in the homes and streets surrounding them. The study, conducted at Robert Taylor Houses, the largest public-housing development in the world, is documented with text and visuals on the Louisiana Public Broadcasting site, as part of its documentary on urban forestry, The Forest Where We Live.


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