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Oct 29 2013
Celebrate Our 2013 Urban Heroes November 22
Tickets double as your Urban Conservancy membership dues for 2014. Even if you can’t attend the event, your membership is important to us! For ticket and event info click here.
Oct 28 2013
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. Join us on November 22 as we honor Emelda Paul, David Waggonner, and Katrina Brees as our 2013 UC Urban Heroes. Event and ticket information here.
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
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 | Start the Discussion
The message of the recent Native Plant Symposium was loud and clear, leaving attendees with a newfound sense of urgency in the struggle to foster a sustainable quality of life, local safety and outright survival of our species in New Orleans (not to mention the planet). The message? “We need more native plants!!” Read more >
Oct 16 2013
- Garbage in, garbage out: ‘Grand vision’ for French Market junks tradition
Nov 20 2013 | The Lens #
- To Get Around Town, Some Cities Take A Step Back In Time
Nov 7 2013 | NPR #
- Paris’ Traffic-Cutting Gamble Charms Pedestrians, Irks Drivers
Oct 23 2013 | NPR #
- Lost Lands Lie At The City’s Door
Oct 23 2013 | NolaVie #
- Advice for an ‘aspirational’ city: Can’t find a job? Start a business
Oct 17 2013 | The Lens #
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.