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Feb 21 2014
What’s Wrong with This Picture? A Public Forum
The Urban Conservancy invites you to learn more about why excessive paving is occurring, what you can do about it and mitigation techniques available to property owners. See forum details here.
Feb 21 2014
UC Takes “Pave-o-Mania” to the Airwaves
On Feb. 15, Dana Eness and Kevin Fitzwilliam co-hosted the Urban Conservancy “All Things Local” radio show with guests Ramiro Diaz, Kimberlye Hunicke, and Travis Martin to discuss negative impacts of excessive paving occurring on residential lots throughout New Orleans. Join us at the public forum on March 13 to learn more.
Feb 16 2014
VOTE FOR Urban Conservancy!
Please visit this website and vote for Urban Conservancy to receive part of a $50,000.00 grant from Gulf Coast Bank. You can vote daily from now until February 28th at 8:00 PM.
As always, thanks for your support!
Feb 6 2014
Communities on the Edge: BRW V March 13-14
The Building Resilience Workshop V will concentrate on the climate related issues many coastal residents and communities face and time sensitive decisions to be made to try to adapt and stay in their existing community, or relocate and rebuild. Click here for details and to register.
Jan 29 2014
The Lafitte “Blueway”
Emelda Paul is a Lafitte Greenway enthusiast and neighborhood leader. A 30-year resident of the Lafitte housing development, she believes the Greenway will be an important way for the people in her neighborhood to stay healthy, have fun, and connect with water safely. Emelda was recognized as one of the 2013 UC Urban Heroes for her greenway advocacy.
The UC is creating a series of short videos featuring New Orleanians expressing their interest in seeing the Greenway developed as a “Blueway” and to continue to build public support for the “Living with Water” principles. Hear what Edgar Chase III, Treme resident Leonetta Terrell, Mid City resident Lili LeGuardeur and others have to say on UC’s Youtube channel.
Oct 17 2013
Greater New Orleans Urban Water Plan: Implementation
Read the Implementation report for the Greater New Orleans Water Plan
Sep 11 2013
In a city just recovering from the horrors of Katrina and other recent floods, yard paving represents a huge step backward in our crucial struggle to change the way we manage storm water. Read more >
Jan 31 2014 | Start the Discussion
Now that it is apparent that New Orleans is a contender on the national retail scene, developers need to understand that if they’re going to play, they need to play by our rules. That doesn’t mean that there isn’t room for negotiation, but the days of catering to self-interested investors lured by costly concessions borne by taxpayers, including existing businesses, is over. Read more >
Nov 8 2013
- How to Make New Orleans Uglier and Less Safe: Continue to Ignore Yard Paving
Jan 31 2014 | The Lens #
- Circle Food Store shuttered after Hurricane Katrina reopens
Jan 17 2014 | WWLTV #
- East Coast Planners Ask: How High Will the Water Rise?
Jan 17 2014 | Planetizen #
- Urban Green Spaces Will Make You Happier than Winning the Lottery
Jan 17 2014 | Planetizen #
- Dixie Brewery loses latest battle to halt demolition
Jan 8 2014 | Nola.com #
The environmental literacy and recreation program is a pilot curriculum developed and implemented by the Urban Conservancy and the Mission Continues. The pilot program has worked with one 5th grade class at Craig Elementary School in the Treme.
We’re a jolly bunch! L-R: Christy Williams, Sara Orton, Matt Wilson, Director Dana Eness, Marli Want, Stay Local! coordinator Mark Strella, Sharon Gancarz Davies, Shelene Roumillat, Rashidah Williams, Marla Nelson. Not pictured: Sean Gerowin and Lynn McLean. Read their...
A broad coalition of organizations, foundations, and individuals has made great progress over the past year to transform an abandoned rail corridor running from Treme to Lakeview into a public amenity that New Orleanians can use to bike, walk, run, garden, and play along.
What does a healthy business environment have to do with a healthy environment? Everything, if you ask Mike Massey, native New Orleanian and local business owner of Massey's Professional Outfitters.
A link to our Neighborhood Guide & Map series celebrating New Orleans' neighborhoods as cultural and commercial destinations. UC and "Stay Local!":http://www.staylocal.org redesigned the Mid-City guide in 2012 with plans for more in 2013.
A project of The Urban Conservancy, Stay Local! is a city-wide initiative for creating a strong economy based on locally owned and operated business. Stay Local! encourages consumers to shop locally while helping independent businesses compete more effectively.