The Greening Effect: Reducing Gun Violence and Creating Safer Neighborhoods

Do Beautiful Things by Jenny Lawson

Episode notes

In this episode, we’re diving deep into the powerful and transformative work happening in Indianapolis. Our focus? How creating beautiful spaces can do more than just improve aesthetics—they can also reduce crime, foster community unity, and create safer neighborhoods. Joining us is Jeremy Kranowitz, President and CEO of Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. Jeremy shares his inspiring journey from battling exercise-induced asthma as a child to leading impactful environmental initiatives in Indianapolis. We’ll explore groundbreaking research with the University of Michigan showing a 12% reduction in gun violence thanks to greening efforts and discuss strategies for community engagement and collaboration. We’ll also touch on the challenges and successes experien ... 

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