‘Schoemehl’ pot barriers in the Vandeventer neighborhood of North St. Louis
Image Credit: Christopher Prener

'Street Not Thru': Street Closures, Neighborhood Geography, and Local Crime Rates in St. Louis, Missouri


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.

Toronto, ON
Christopher Prener
Assistant Professor of Sociology