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Paved front yards are illegal, Urban Conservancy representative tells Gentilly residents

Jul 10 2014

The UC has been visiting neighborhood organizations around town to get the word out on the problems related to excessive yard paving in New Orleans and our work to curb the troubling practice. The Times-Picayune reports on our presentation at a recent neighborhood meeting in Gentilly. Read more >

Understanding Crowdfunding

Nov 9 2012

Because of securities law developed in the 1930’s, it has been next to impossible for an individual to invest in a local business down the street. These restrictions have led to investment patterns that are almost entirely non-local, robbing our... Read more >

Thanks, Kiosk Krewe!

Apr 16 2011

On April 15 and 16 volunteers from Massey’s Professional Outfitters, the Mid-City Volleyball Group, the Rails to Trails Conservancy, and the Louisiana Himalayan Association (in the top picture, below) erected the first of many innovative kiosks along the Greenway at... Read more >

Ya Mama Shops Here!

Aug 29 2006

The Urban Conservancy launches — A Community Database of Locally-Owned and Operated Businesses. Just as many of New Orleans’ locally owned businesses are handed down from generation to generation, so too are business recommendations passed along, word-of-mouth, from mother... Read more >

Dana Eness Joins The Urban Conservancy

Jun 5 2006

We are extremely pleased to welcome Dana to The Urban Conservancy. Dana has worked with us in the past and served as a founding member of the Advisory Board of our Stay Local! project. Dana brings to The Urban Conservancy... Read more >

Rebuilding Locally-Owned Businesses

Feb 2 2006

Many UC members and supporters will recall that prior to Katrina, we launched our StayLocal! Project to support locally-owned businesses. We are happy to report that our work with local businesses continues and is evolving as we rebuild our city.... Read more >

Stay Local! Moves Forward

Apr 3 2005

Urban Conservancy Readers, I’d like to introduce myself to the Urban Conservancy community as the new Stay Local! program coordinator and tell you a little about our plans for the program in the near future. As many of you know,... Read more >

Armstrong Oz

Aug 14 2004

In poker, there comes a time when the betting is done and everyone has to show his or her hand. In the case of beloved New Orleans’ radio station WWOZ and their proposal to expand their offices on city-owned Armstrong... Read more >