Category: Sustainability

Art, infrastructure and resilience come together in Gatto Playground

The city hosted a celebration of art and infrastructure on Saturday (May 15) at Gatto Playground. Not far from London Avenue, the event focused on the themes of water, remembrance, adaptation and ecology. Local artists Langston Allston, Courtney Egan, Brendon...

St. Anthony Green Streets to hold public art event Saturday at Gatto Playground

St. Anthony Green Streets and the Public Art Projects in the Gentilly Resilience District are returning to in-person events  to continue involving the local community in establishing a new standard for neighborhood-scale streets and parks. On Saturday (May 15), artists...

Reforesting Pontchartrain Park campaign to reduce stormwater runoff by planting 700 trees in historic subdivision

Local nonprofit Sustaining Our Urban Landscape, or SOUL, will launch its Reforesting Pontchartrain Park campaign on Friday (Jan. 15). The group plans to plant 700 native trees in historic Pontchartrain Park — one in front of every home. Trees planted during...

St. Anthony initiative hosts Health and Wellness Week

The St. Anthony Green Streets team will host a Health and Wellness Week promoting personal health, community resilience, and environmental stewardship. Resilient NOLA, The Water Collaborative, Arts Council New Orleans, LifeCity, and other organizations are partnering on this week of...

Design for $100 million green infrastructure project in Gentilly is taking shape

By Christian Willbern, Loyola University New Orleans The Gentilly Resilience District Initiative is in its final design stages with construction starting as early as April of this year. The $141 million project aims to revitalize the neighborhood and increase social...

Deadline for beautification grants from city fast approaching

The CleanUpNOLA Community Impact Grant is designed to encourage residents to engage with their neighborhoods by developing a beautification or green infrastructure project as a community. The program is sponsored by the Mayor’s Neighborhood Engagement Office, and applications are due...

St. Bernard Neighborhood Willie Hall Playground, Gentilly Resilience District project

City to host meeting for St. Bernard Neighborhood Project design

The St. Bernard Neighborhood Project will integrate green infrastructure and recreation improvements at and around McDonogh 35 High School and Willie Hall Playground. The 90-acre, $10 million project is part of the greater Gentilly Resilience District initiative. Now with 60%...