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.

Let us know if we can help.

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:

The conversation continued across the street at Casa Borrega, and the following day with neighborhood site visits led by Linda Pompa of OC Haley Merchants Association and Joel Ross of Concordia:

Many thanks to all who participated and to Knight Foundation for sponsoring. To watch the film online, click here.


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