The research team for the Universal Basic Neighborhood (UBN) Project is excited to share updates about our work with the Crescent Hill neighborhood!

The UBN Project is a collaboration between the University of Louisville, Simmons College of Kentucky, the University of Kentucky, and Rice University. Our team aims to reduce health disparities in Louisville by addressing the factors of the built environment that limit wellbeing. We believe everyone’s neighborhood should support health, not detract from it, including freedom from high levels of pollution and access to healthy foods. In Crescent Hill, 182 neighbors have completed our survey and 8 residents have participated in two focus groups – with a third in the works!

From talking with you, the generosity of Crescent Hill has certainly stood out; many people we talked with expressed their desire to use a hypothetical one million dollars to help other neighborhoods in need.

If you are interested in participating in this project, we are currently seeking residents to participate in one final focus group. Contact Erin Klarer at or (502) 819-0023 for more information. We look forward to sharing more survey and focus group results with you this fall!