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Catalyzing Collective Action, One Homeowner at a Time 

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By Skylar Hughes with contributions from Urban Conservancy staff 17 years after Hurricane Katrina, the Lower Ninth Ward, which endured some of the gravest effects of Hurricane Katrina, is still regularly underwater. Today, its residents carry both the memory of … Continue reading

Complete Streets Holiday Bazaar on December 13th

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The Urban Conservancy is a proud member of the New Orleans Complete Streets Coalition. The holiday bazaar is a festive opportunity to meet local organizations working to build safer and more accessible streets for all. We hope you’ll join us! … Continue reading

Newsletter: A Win-Win for Hoffman Triangle Homeowner and Green Sector Trainees

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Our 2020 FYIer Al Duvernay recently got a write-up in for his beautiful and functional yard.   Duvernay loved the benefits of the front-yard transformation he achieved working with Mastodonte, LLC as a participant in our Front Yard Initiative incentive program in … Continue reading

Ogden Museum Hosts Free Family Day

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The Ogden Museum of Southern Art is hosting Free Family Day! The event will feature the A Summer’s Prayer exhibition in celebration of the summer season. There will be lots of family friendly entertainment including a scavenger hunt, live music, … Continue reading

Report: N.O. Business Owners Cautiously Optimistic Despite Challenges

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Earlier this year, StayLocal held a 2-hour focus group with a selection of New Orleans business owners with restaurant, retail, and service-oriented businesses. StayLocal then published the results in the 2022 StayLocal Focus Group Report. The report is a collection … Continue reading

$5.5M Groundbreaking on MLK Jr. Blvd. Update

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In a press release today, Mayor Cantrell addressed the ongoing Patch Mill Overlay project on MLK Jr. Blvd, the scope of which includes repaving the road, repairing sidewalks,  adding curb ramps and high-visibility crosswalks, and installing protected bike lanes. Cantrell … Continue reading

How New Orleans Neighborhoods are Using Nature to Reduce Localized Flooding

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The Urban Conservancy and their partners in the Umbrella NOLA project were featured in Grist recently. The Hoffman Triangle in Central City is one of many New Orleans neighborhoods that experiences regular localized flooding. Umbrella, a coalition of green-sector nonprofits … Continue reading

Dana Eness Presents to Quality of Life Committee

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On May 25, 2022, Urban Conservancy’s Executive Director, Dana Eness presented to the Quality of Life Committee on the importance of nature-based solutions to stormwater issues. City Council members Lesli Harris, Freddie King III, and Eugene J. Green listened as … Continue reading

Will We Build Better?

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What should Louisiana do with $6-9 billion in infrastructure funding? The Urban Conservancy and some other local nonprofits believe that green infrastructure is the answer. We’ve given a lot of thought to this, after Katrina and in the Urban Stormwater … Continue reading