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Can Mardi Gras value artistry over excess?

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by Jesse Baum Uptown Messenger (November 5, 2018) Parade throws, one the biggest draws of the Carnival season, have become one of its biggest sources of controversy, with a growing push to move Mardi Gras away from the waste and … Continue reading

Mayoral candidates attend forum on flood risk and environmental change (WWL)

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Inside of the New Orleans Jazz Market, eight out of the 18 mayoral candidates shared their ideas for the future of the city on September 14, 2017.  The mayoral forum specifically focused on the topic: Flood Risk and Adapting to … Continue reading

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UC, Green Light New Orleans Awarded $250,000 to Foster Sustainable Living

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 7, 2016   Contacts:                                                                                                                    Andreas Hoffmann, Executive Director Green Light New Orleans Tel. 504-342-4966 Email: Dana Eness, Executive Director Urban Conservancy Tel. 504-232-7821 Email:   LOCAL NONPROFITS AWARDED $250,000 TO FOSTER SUSTAINABLE LIVING … Continue reading

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Stormwater Management for Contractors

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Green Infrastructure in Your Future Space is limited.  Register Today! What:  Stormwater Management Workshop Where: BioInnovation Center, 1441 Canal St, New Orleans LA  70112 When:  Thursday, December 10, 2015, 8 am – 3 pm Who:  Contractors, architects, planners and others … Continue reading

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Presentations – STR Forum

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The Urban Conservancy hosted a panel discussion on the future of short term rentals in New Orleans on November 17 for residents to learn more about this issue, how other cities are addressing it, and what an enforceable regulatory framework for New … Continue reading

Urban Heroes 2015

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New Orleans’ landscape is changing. The water surrounding us continues to mold not only our city’s topography, but also our economy, our society, and our identity. Now, more than ever, our work reflects this reality. Please join the Urban Conservancy … Continue reading

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Check out FYI in the New Orleans Advocate!

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The Urban Conservancy got great press on our Front Yard Initiative in the Advocate Concrete lawns cause flooding, but the Front Yard Initiative is here to help “For years, every time a hard rain fell in her Uptown neighborhood, water would … Continue reading

Permeable Paving Demo June 16

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Register here to attend the presentation at 9 am, noon, or 5 pm.

More great coverage of the Front Yard Initiative

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Check out some more great coverage on the Front Yard Initiative and the effects of excessive paving on WVUE Fox 8 here. Dana discusses the the stormwater aspects of excessive paving and highlights an exciting project happening in the parking … Continue reading

The Urban Conservancy’s Dana Eness is April’s Newsmaker

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The UC, Front Yard Initiative and smart water management all got some great coverage from the Lens’ “Breakfast with the Newsmakers: A look behind the Headlines” series. Watch as Karen Gabois interviews Dana of the effects of excessive paving and … Continue reading