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In an interview with Mike Smith of, Amy Stelly talks through the effects of the Claiborne Overpass on the predominantly Black neighborhoods that it bisects, the questionable racial policies that led to its construction, and why we should move … Continue reading

WWNO: New Rules for Short-Term Rentals

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3/9/2023 In a special meeting on Thursday, New Orleans City Council advanced a measure to limit short-term rentals to one STR per square block. This would provide more restrictive regulations for STRs in the city than exist currently, as the … Continue reading


Tribble C. Homeowner Story – It All Starts With You

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By Skylar Hughes  Time is running out to address climate change, and New Orleans is no exception. With rising sea levels, increased storm surges, and a disappearing coast, the outlook seems dire. But one local resident tapped into her optimism … Continue reading

LPB Features FYI and Green Infrastructure

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For a recent edition of “The State We’re In,” Louisiana Public Broadcasting‘s Kara St. Cyr interviewed Urban Conservancy Executive Director Dana Eness in the front yard of an FYI Program participant about the green infrastructure local stormwater management company Mastodonte installed there … Continue reading

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PBS: Amy Stelly – Improving Health Near Highways

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UC board member Amy Stelly is featured on the 1/19/23 episode of PBS NewsHour. Listen to her Brief but Spectacular take on steps we can collectively take to heal the neighborhoods that were decimated by the construction of the Claiborne Avenue … Continue reading

Amy Stelly featured on WWNO

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The campaign to remove the Claiborne Expressway, also known as the Claiborne Overpass, has gained significant traction in recent years, thanks in part to the efforts of Amy Stelly, a New Orleans resident, community organizer and Urban Conservancy board member. … Continue reading

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