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Thank you for helping to make New Orleans more walkable, bikeable and livable in 2012. With your support over the last year:
- UC topped 2400 listings on Stay Local.org. Staylocal.org raises the visibility of locally-owned businesses with a free online web listing and raises public awareness of the cultural, economic, and environmental benefits of shopping locally;
- UC upgraded Staylocal.org to be more searchable.
- UC supported organizations and traditional commercial corridors throughout the city with technical assistance on key projects;
- UC secured funding and technical support to create three kiosks along the Lafitte Greenway. With support from The Rails to Trails Conservancy, the New Orleans Hash House Harriers, and Massey’s Professional Outfitters, local sustainable design firm FutureProof is designing innovative way-finding kiosks, or “green rooms”, for the Lafitte Greenway. The kiosks incorporate found materials and have been constructed barn-raising style at along the Greenway at South Galvez, Jeff Davis Parkway. A third will be constructed in September at N. Carrollton and St. Louis;
- UC used our award-winning website to advocate effectively and to continue educating the community on best practices and current issues related to the urban fabric;
- UC responded to the BP Oil Disaster by facilitating the Delta Discussion Group, a multidisciplinary forum to share research and information related to the cultural, economic, and environmental ramifications for Southeast Louisiana of the nation’s worst ecological disaster;
- UC conducted original research on economic impacts of the BP Oil Disaster and the secondary impacts created by the claims and contracting processes on local independent businesses in Plaquemines Parish (final report was released April 2012);
- UC convened, presented and participated in over 30 conferences and meetings with state and local government representatives, businesses, and NGOs to expand on earlier work and to represent UC’s positions on sustainable land use and the local economy.
- UC is entering its second decade! With your continued support, we look forward to what we will accomplish together to make the next decade the best one yet for your neighborhood, our organization, and all the communities of Southeast Louisiana.