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New Orleans had a jump-start on facing its destiny, hastened by failing infrastructure and a lack of political will. What has emerged is an engaged citizenry, determined to cultivate local solutions. We are learning every day what works, and what does not, in building the resilience of this city.

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Neighborhood Mapping Project By Stephen Danley in collaboration with City Works

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In 2006, City Works commissioned a census of neighborhood associations. At the time, the primary purpose was networking. With recovery…

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“We are cultivating conscious consumers,” says Dana Eness, executive director of Stay Local. That is only part of what the…

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Live webcast Friday: graduation rates and job readiness part of WYES coverage

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Joint education reporting initiative will examine options for students after high school. (continued)

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Live chat Friday: Talk to The Lens, ProPublica about ‘Losing Ground’

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Discuss how we reported and built an interactive showing 80 years of coastal loss in Louisiana. (continued)

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Losing Ground: Southeast Louisiana is disappearing, quickly

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Scientists say one of the greatest environmental and economic disasters in the nation's history is rushing toward a catastrophic conclusion. ProPublica and The Lens explore why it’s happening and what will be lost if nothing is done to stop it. (continued)

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