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UC’s Dana Eness on Out to Lunch

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We’ve been here in New Orleans for 300 years. We wouldn’t still be here if we didn’t have the ability to adapt. But we don’t like change. We still reminisce about long-closed drugstores, bakeries, and supermarkets. And, 300 years later, we’re still on … Continue reading

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Mayor Cantrell Addresses Flood Risk, Mentions UC

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Mayor LaToya Cantrell: New Orleans drainage projects have ‘been on hold far too long’ By Kevin Litten | klitten@nola.com NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell held a news conference on Tuesday (May 22) to level with the public about the city’s flood … Continue reading

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FYIer Wins Third Place in Garden Contest

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With Concrete gone, central city front yard WINS IN Jazzin’ Up the Neighborhood GARDEN CONTEST By: Susan Langenhennig slangenhennig@nola.com NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune When Linda Gielec bought her house in Central City in 2014, she was itching to indulge her green … Continue reading

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FYI in City Lab – The Case for the Flood Proof Lawn

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“For years, the sound of rain on the roof of their New Orleans home filled Becky Lloyd and Christopher Renz with dread. Sometimes they’d need to get up in the middle of the night to move their car to higher … Continue reading

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Not in my front yard!

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Reducing pavement could reduce your flood risk: Opinion “I doubt a campaign that says ‘Only YOU can prevent flooding’ would catch on in New Orleans. We know that massive feats of engineering are required to keep this city habitable. But … 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: andreashoffmann@greenlightneworleans.org Dana Eness, Executive Director Urban Conservancy Tel. 504-232-7821 Email: dana@urbanconservancy.org   LOCAL NONPROFITS AWARDED $250,000 TO FOSTER SUSTAINABLE LIVING … Continue reading

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