Projects

Active Projects

Meet Our Board and Staff

L-R, Front Row: Shel Roumillat, Marla Nelson, Dana Eness. L-R, Back Row: David Zalkind, Sara Orton, Mark Strella, Sean Gerowin, Christy Williams, Marli Want. Not pictured: Rashidah Williams and Lynn McLean. Read their bios here…. Read more >

Meet Our Board and Staff

Building Active Stewardship in New Orleans (BASIN)

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. Read more >

Building Active Stewardship in New Orleans (BASIN)

Lafitte Greenway

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. Read more >

Lafitte Greenway

Greenway Businesses

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. Read more >

Greenway Businesses

Heritage Tourism in New Orleans

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. Read more >

Heritage Tourism in New Orleans

Stay Local!

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. Read more >

Stay Local!

Past Projects

Real People. Real Input.

Since 2001, The Urban Conservancy has been providing the citizens of New Orleans with a means of engaging in meaningful public dialogue about issues facing the community. Read more >

Real People. Real Input.

UC on TV: Dispatch From The City

The Urban Conservancy’s TV show, “Dispatch from the City,” debuted in November of 2003. The quarterly show will follow a new topic of interest to neighborhoods and communities everywhere, with a special focus on New Orleans. You will find us in the nether reaches of your Orleans Parish cable dial on Channel 77 on Fridays at 9:30 AM and 9:30 PM. Read more >

UC on TV: Dispatch From The City

Beyond Bourbon Street

The Urban Conservancy is working with Tulane students to document examples of positive commercial and residential infill and adaptive reuse in New Orleans, illustrating how business development can be balanced with protection of New Orleans’ unique historic urban environment with cost effective and financially successful results. Read more >

Beyond Bourbon Street