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Biz New Orleans: Study – Residential GSI Key to New Orleans Climate Resilience

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The Urban Conservancy recently unveiled new survey results indicating that homeowners can significantly diminish flooding, reduce runoff to catch basins, and mitigate the impacts of extreme heat and drought by implementing green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) such as rain gardens, rain … Continue reading

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NOLA.com FYI Spotlight – P. Adam Kelly

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Kelly, who is an alumnus of the FYI program, loved the home he bought in Faubourg Delachaise, but he was not a fan of the dilapidated 30-foot concrete driveway that came with it. With a $950 reimbursement from FYI, Kelly … 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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Rain, Rain, Go Away

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Infiltration Test We shot this video March 13, 2017, after a rainy weekend on a residential lot in Broadmoor that participated in the Front Yard Initiative. We tested the permeable  Truegrid driveway with help from Anthony Kendrick of Construction EcoServices. According to the results … Continue reading

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Upcoming Events

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Our next FYI workshop is January 26th at 6pm.  This workshop is the required first step in the Front Yard Initiative. Free and open to the public. Front Porch Party

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UC Mention: House Tour: Parkway Bakery owners’ waterfront home

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The UC gets a mention in this article about 2015 Urban Hero, Jay Nix. House Tour: Parkway Bakery owners’ waterfront home above Bayou Sauvage

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6 ways New Orleans residents can help fight street flooding

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The Urban Conservancy’s Front Yard Initiative gets a great mention! Removing excessive paving decreases street flooding by capturing water where it falls and increasing onsite permeability. 6 ways New Orleans residents can help fight street flooding

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