Concrete ball barrier in the Grove neighborhood of St. Louis
Image Credit: Christopher Prener

Closing the Gateway: Street Barriers as Public Policy in St. Louis, MO


This presentation from the 2017 Urban Affairs Association annual meeting describes the systematic closure of streets in St. Louis, Missouri. We also present initial analyses showing that, at the neighborhood level, higher numbers of closures are not associated with lower levels of crime.

Minneapolis, MN
Christopher Prener
Assistant Professor of Sociology