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By Delinda C Swanson on 2/26/2018 9:55 AM
On July 16, 2018, Michelle Thompson served as a panelist for "Our Neighborhoods Part IV:  The History of Environmental Justice".  This panel discussion focused on environmental justice, past and present, in the Hoffman Triangle, Zion City, Broadmoor, Gert Town, and Central City neighborhoods.  Other panelists included:  Susannah Burley, executive director of SOUL, and Kurt Hagstette, principal of Eskew, Dumez and Ripple.  The panel was moderated by UNO alumna Dr. Robert Collins, professor at Dillard University.

By Delinda C Swanson on 2/15/2018 1:52 PM
Dr. Marla Nelson was featured on Marketplace in a broadcast piece about tax credits that have helped to revitalize historic buildings across the U.S. and how it was almost eliminated during the recent tax overhaul. 

Please click for the audio broadcast.
By Delinda C Swanson on 2/15/2018 1:44 PM
Alessandra Jerolleman, Ph.D, Urban Studies and M.P.A. graduate from the University of New Orleans has been hired as an Assistant Professor of Emergency Management at Jacksonville State University.  Alessandra has also been named Review Editor for the National Climate Assessment's Southeast Chapter. 

Congratulations Alessandra!
By Delinda C Swanson on 1/9/2018 1:40 PM
Congratulations to our Summer and Fall 2017 Graduates

PhD in Urban Studies
Thomas Harrington, Summer
Kimberly Mosby, Fall

Master of Urban and Regional Planning
Blake Crow-Summer
Courtney Young-Summer
Hal Baillie-Fall
Samuel Buckley-Fall
Amanda Ponti-Fall
Skyla Wilson-Fall

Master or Science in Urban Studies
Lori Atkinson-Fall

Bachelor of Science in Urban Studies and Planning
Samantha Romain-Summer
Joseph Caruso III-Fall
Erica Chomsky-Fall
Colin Crumbley-Fall
Stephen Harrell, Jr.-Fall
Henri Lucio-Fall
Django Szilagi-Fall
By Delinda C Swanson on 7/31/2017 10:58 AM
Genny May has been selected as the 2017 Distinguished Alumna from the College of Liberal Arts, Education, and Human Development at the University of New Orleans.  She will be honored at an event on November 2, 2017.
By Delinda C Swanson on 7/28/2017 1:27 PM
Dr. Marla Nelson, Associate Professor, Planning and Urban Studies was quoted in a Next City's most recent publication.  Dr. Nelson discussed the Post-Katrina Housing Market Transformation.  To read the article please click the link below.

Next City Article.
By Delinda C Swanson on 7/12/2017 1:29 PM
Marla Nelson, Associate Professor, PLUS, was featured in the New Orleans Advocate under Crescent City College Notes for July 5, 2017.

The article contains more information for her Louisiana RESTORE Act Center of Excellence grant award.

Read the story here.
By Delinda C Swanson on 6/23/2017 7:57 AM
Two representatives from the University of New Orleans Transportation Institute (UNOTI) won awards from the greater New Orleans chapter of the Women in Transportation Seminar (WTS).  Associate director Carol Short was named member of the year and research associate Tara Tolford won an award for transportation innovation.  Awards will be presented at a July 8 brunch event at the UNO Campus.

You can read more about Tara and Carol's awards here.
By Delinda C Swanson on 6/23/2017 7:49 AM
A research group under the direction of Marla Nelson, Associate Professor, PLUS, will get $295,000 to design an effective and equitable relocation policy for people in Terrebonne Parish.  The funded project directly relates to implementation of Louisiana's Coastal Master Plan.

Nelson's project will evaluate populations in Terrebonne Parish to identify the opportunities and challenges in designing a relocation policy that retains traditional communities while reducing risk.

Read more about Dr. Nelson's project here.
Read the Advocate article about Dr. Nelson's project here.
By Delinda C Swanson on 5/30/2017 3:05 PM
Congratulations to our Spring 2017 Graduates