Location: New Orleans, LA
The Urban Conservancy’s core values guide our interaction with each other, our stakeholders, our associates and our community. We believe in:
- Being pro-active
- Being solution-focused
- Well-informed constituents
- Being pro-local
Our values provide consistency as we strive to meet our goals:
Communities have the right to democratically control their urban environment.
QUALITY OF LIFE
All residents deserve a high quality of life.
The unique culture of Southeast Louisiana is at the heart of our quality of life.
Responsible development maintains the strengths of the historic built environment including connectivity within and between neighborhoods.
ACCESS TO INFORMATION
Residents need transparency in government and access to accurate information in order to make informed decisions with regard to their communities.
Diversified local economies sustain the people who live and work in the community.
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has"
Margaret Mead, Anthropologist
(used with permission)
"If you don't like the news .... go out and make some of your own !!"
Wes "Scoop" Nisker, Newscaster
Government is a slow and tedious process. While it often includes citizen and neighborhood involvement, non-governmental, private organizations have created movements and interesting groups which can create positive change in our cities and towns.
I am fascinated by the way groups are created and how they influence public decision making. This blog merely recognizes them and forwards the description of these groups from their own websites.