"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.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Urban Conservancy

Location: New Orleans, LA

Website: www.urbanconservancy.org

The Urban Conservancy’s core values guide our interaction with each other, our stakeholders, our associates and our community. We believe in:

- Equity

- Collaboration

- Being pro-active

Dynamic integration

- Being solution-focused

- Facilitation

- 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.


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.


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.

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