A B O U T U S
Our work in New Orleans is mostly behind-the-scenes, making connections across cities.
We've hosted over 50 visitors from Detroit & Philadelphia. We keep a list of recommendations & referrals. In May 2016, we hosted an urban exchange between comrades in Detroit & New Orleans, and we brought the NOLA-born Blackness in America dinner series to Detroit. We filmed interviews for Change & The City. We hosted a documentary crew from The New York Times. We worked with Urban Innovation Exchange to publish profiles of innovators. And we do a lot of listening & learning about what happened here post-Katrina, so we can better understand the do's & don'ts of urban revitalization & community resilience.
We enjoy making personal introductions & sharing urban insights whenever we can.
U R B A N E X C H A N G E
On May 12, 2016, we hosted a cross-city exchange between community leaders from Detroit & New Orleans at the Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Center on Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard.
The evening began with a screening of Change & The City, featuring perspectives on urban revitalization & gentrification from Detroit, Philadelphia & New Orleans.
The screening was followed by dialogue between guest speakers:
- Lauren Hood, Live6 Alliance (Detroit)
- Chad Rochkind, Human Scale Studio (Detroit)
- Suzanne Mobley, Tulane City Center (NOLA)
- Jocelyne Ninneman, DETxNOLA
- Andre Perry, education advocate (NOLA)
- Rashida Govan, Project Butterfly (NOLA)
- Westley Bayas III, Magnolia Strategies (NOLA)
- Claire Nelson, Urban Consulate (Detroit/NOLA)
- Ashe Cultural Arts Center
- Roux Carre
- New Orleans Jazz Market
- Southern Food & Beverage Museum
- Dryades Public Market
E X P L O R E
Visiting New Orleans? May we suggest:
I N N O V A T O R S
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