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May 14 2013
The Lafitte “Blueway”
Edgar Chase III explains why he and his father, famed restaurateur Dooky Chase, are passionate about the Lafitte Greenway’s potential to spur economic development by serving New Orleans’ recreational and water management needs.
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 Treme resident Leonetta Terrell, Mid City resident Lili LeGuardeur and others have to say on UC’s Youtube channel.
May 13 2013
Why We Can’t Shop Our Way to a Better Economy
ILSR Senior Researcher Stacy Mitchell argues for a new phase in the local economy movement. She notes that there’s been a resurgence of support for small farms, local businesses, and community banks, but argues that “confronting corporate power and bringing about a new economy through our buying decisions” is not enough… “What we really need to do is change the underlying policies that shape our economy. Watch here.
Mar 29 2013
Meet Our Board and Staff
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 bios here.
Mar 22 2013
Come and visit The Urban Conservancy and Stay Local! at their new international headquarters in the Propeller Incubator at 4035 Washington Avenue, located in the heart of Broadmoor where Broad meets Washington.
Dana and Mark look forward to seeing you at the new space soon.
Jan 17 2013
In recent weeks, New Orleanians have been singing the praises of their city’s remarkable recovery and resilience to visitors here for Mardi Gras and the Super Bowl. Signs of a robust economy are evident everywhere, from new construction to street… Read more >
Feb 4 2013
Independent retailers and their local governments have a mutual interest in a thriving local economy that generates a solid tax base to adequately fund community services. By working together, they can make sure that wealth is generated and retained locally. Read more >
Dec 17 2012
- Gentrification flap rooted in an older debate over New Orleans ‘exceptionalism’ Opinion
Apr 12 2013 | The Lens #
- Track Coverage of the BP Oil Spill Trial
Mar 29 2013 | The Times-Picayune | Nola.com #
- Going with the Flow
Feb 19 2013 | The New York Times #
- New Orleans Needs New Approach to Water Management
Jan 13 2013 | The Times-Picayune | Nola.com #
- Federal appeals court in New Orleans hands rare win to environmental group in BP oil spill case
Jan 10 2013 | The Times-Picayune | Nola.com #
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.