Sometimes we create projects to meet the needs of our constituents; that's how FYI, BASIN, and StayLocal came about. Sometimes we just lend a hand to get big ideas off the ground. The Greater New Orleans Water Collaborative and the Lafitte Greenway are examples of some of our most recent collaborative efforts.
The Front Yard Initiative, the UC's response to excessive yard paving, is a project working to improve New Orleans’ safety, stormwater management, and beauty.
The Healthy Block Initiative works with blocks or whole neighborhoods to plan and implement stormwater management projects.
The UC's environmental literacy and stewardship program
StayLocal is Greater New Orleans' Independent Business Alliance.
We are devoted to raising the visibility and viability of the locally owned, independent New Orleans businesses because we believe that independent businesses are the backbone of the city’s culture, economy and character.
The Water Collaborative is comprised of more than 100 individuals, organizations, and communities working to address critical water issues throughout New Orleans and the greater region. This work is guided by the vision and principles of the Greater New Orleans Urban Water Plan.
The Urban Conservancy is a member of the interim steering committee and was active on the core planning team in 2015.
From 2007 until 2014, the Urban Conservancy was instrumental in securing financial and human capital to raise awareness of and lend organizational capacity to the Greenway planning process. The Friends of Lafitte Greenway now has a full-time executive director, staff, and a robust board to oversee the management, maintenance, and programming along the Greenway. The Urban Conservancy continues to support and promote the Greenway as one of New Orleans' premier green spaces and an important part of our city's growing multimodal transit system.