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    ... Urban Conservancy Bi-weekly Newsletter December 7, 2005 In this issue: **Editorial: Just and Sustainable **News and Reports **Letter to the Editor: Time
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      Urban Conservancy Bi-weekly Newsletter
      December 7, 2005

      In this issue:

      **Editorial: "Just and Sustainable"

      **News and Reports

      **Letter to the Editor: "Time After Time"

      **Rebuilding Info – Housing Needed for Legal Aid
      Volunteers, Brookings Institute “Katrina Index”,
      NOHEAT coalition meeting, McMain Clean-Up Campaign,
      Justice After Katrina

      **Culture – Farmer’s Market, Festivus Holiday Market,
      Caroling by Candlelight, Shades of Praise Christmas
      Concert, Swing Night

      **Public Meeting Calendar – 17 postings

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      EDITORIAL: JUST AND SUSTAINABLE
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      What sort of community are we trying to build?

      http://www.urbanconservancy.info/news/just-and-sustainable

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      NEWS & REPORTS
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      Gray Line Plans Tour of Devastation
      Future Of Rebuilding Gulf Coast May Include Wal-Mart
      APA's New Orleans Team Releases Rebuilding Report

      http://www.urbanconservancy.info/news/roundup/2005-12-07

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      LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
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      Time After Time:

      http://www.urbanconservancy.info/letters/time-after-time

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      REBUILDING
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      Housing Needed for Legal Aid Volunteers

      In the four weeks after Christmas, over two hundred
      volunteers from over forty law school across the
      country will be traveling to the Gulf Coast to offer
      pro bono service to legal aid offices, investigatory
      projects, and other grassroots legal services.
      Students will be coordinating community legal clinics,
      conducting intakes for local legal aid organizations,
      assisting with voter registration, preparing legal
      research, and many other activities.

      If you know of venues that would be able to shelter
      volunteers or if you would be willing to host a few
      volunteers for several days/weeks, please contact the
      Student Hurricane Network.
      StudentHuricaneNetwork@... (504) 957-8219.
      www.StudentHurricaneNetwork.org

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      Brookings Institute “Katrina Index”
      To measure the impact of rebuilding efforts in New
      Orleans, the Brookings Institution has compiled a set
      of 50 or so economic and social indicators, such as
      unemployment rates, labor force size, operational
      buses, schools open, etc.

      The Katrina Index is now available at:
      http://www.brookings.edu/metro/pubs/200512_katrinaindex.htm

      New York Times has an op-ed about the index, along
      with an easy-to-use graphic that summarizes data on
      rebuilding progress:
      http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/07/opinion/07opchart.html

      Greater New Orleans Community Data Center has been
      collaborating with the Brookings Institute to find
      data about New Orleans. If your organization is
      working on the rebuild process, and would like to
      contribute any data you may have to the common effort
      contact info@...
      www.gnocdc.org

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      New Orleans Housing Emergency Action Team (NOHEAT)
      coalition meeting
      Thursday December 8, 7pm
      St. Jude Community Center
      400 North Rampart Street
      Issues to be discussed include the Right to Return
      Rally(12/10), the struggle to reopen public housing
      and and the fight against unfair evictions in this
      hurricane devastated city. All who are interested in
      helping make the Right To Return a reality for all New
      Orleanians are invited to participate in the meeting.
      For info call 587-0080

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      McMain Clean-Up Campaign
      Thursday, December 8th, 9:00am-1:00pm
      5712 South Claiborne Avenue
      Teachers, Parents and Students, come out to help with
      the clean-up of Eleanor McMain Senior High's campus.
      Bring rakes, heavy trash bags, brooms, dustpans, etc.
      Wear gloves to remove the debris.
      www.nops.k12.la.us

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      The People's Hurricane Relief Fund & Oversight
      Coalition: Justice After Katrina
      December 8th & 9th – Jackson, MS: National Gulf Coast
      Survivors Assembly
      December 10th – New Orleans: Day of Return March for
      Self-Determination

      For more information contact the People’s Hurricane
      Relief Fund 1-888-310-7473
      info@...;
      www.communitylaborunited.net; www.katrinaaction.org


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      CULTURE
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      Farmer’s Market
      Every Tuesday, 10am – 1pm
      Uptown Square Parking Lot
      200 Broadway, New Orleans
      www.crescentcityfarmersmarket.org

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      Festivus, The Holiday Market – one day only!
      Saturday, December 10th,11am – 4pm
      700 Magazine St (Corner of Magzine & Girod)
      The Third Annual Festivus, the Holiday Market For the
      Rest Of Us will present locally made and fair trade
      goods, the Office of Homeland Serenity, music and much
      more. Free admission. Much fun.

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      Sunday, December 18th, 2005
      Caroling by Candlelight in Jackson Square
      Jackson Square New Orleans 7pm
      This is one of Louisiana’s most spectacular Christmas
      events that you should not miss.

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      Shades of Praise Christmas Concert
      Friday, December 9, 7:30pm
      Roussel Hall, Loyola University
      6363 St.Charles Ave, New Orleans
      $10.00 per person

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      Swing Night every Monday at the Howlin Wolf
      828 So Peters, New Orleans
      Beginner Lindy Hop lesson at 7pm with NOLA Swing
      Balboa Lessons at 8pm with NOLA Swing
      Live Entertainment at 9:15pm

      Lessons: $10 per person per class, & $5 for the band
      (free for students)


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      PUBLIC MEETING CALENDAR
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      (All meetings are in New Orleans, unless otherwise
      noted. Meeting time, date, and locations have not
      been verified, so please call ahead if you plan to
      attend.)


      City Planning Committee, Bring New Orleans Back
      Dec 8, 2005 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
      1:00 Historic Preservation & Sustainability
      3:00 CoChair Meeting Room 222
      First Baptist Church 5290 Canal Blvd. Education
      Building
      www.bringneworleansback.org

      Careful Cleanup
      Thursday 12/8 – 4 pm.
      923 Tchoupitoulas St. Eradicating mold is just the
      first step in making your home sparkle again. Learn
      how to handle the tough stuff without harming
      yourself. 581-7032.

      School Board Meeting
      Friday, 12/9 - 10am
      City Council Chambers, City Hall, 1300 Perdido St.
      www.nops.k12.la.us

      Government Efficiency Committee, Bring New Orleans
      Back
      Dec 9, 2005 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
      Sheraton Hotel 500 Canl Street Maurepar Room 3rd Floor
      www.bringneworleansback.org

      Bring New Orleans Back Commission Town Hall Meeting
      Houston, TX
      Saturday, 12/10, 9:00am – 12:00pm
      George R. Brown Convention Center
      1001 Avenita De las Americas Boulevard

      Members of the House Committee on Environment and
      members of the Senate
      Committee on Environmental Quality - Discussion of
      Hurricane Debris Disposal
      Monday, December 12, 2005, 10:00 a.m
      New Orleans City Hall, 1300 Perdido, Suite 4W05
      (504) 658-1563

      Economic Development Committee, Bring New Orleans Back
      Dec 13, 2005 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
      New Orleans CVB 2020 St. Charles Ave.
      www.bringneworleansback.org

      Bring New Orleans Back Commission
      Dec 12, 2005 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
      Sheraton Hotel 500 Canal St Napoleon A123 3rd Floor
      www.bringneworleansback.org

      Education Committee, Bring New Orleans Back
      Dec 12, 2005 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
      Sheration Hotel 500 Canal Street, Napoleon B123 3rd
      Floor
      www.bringneworleansback.org

      Economic Development Committee, Bring New Orleans Back
      Dec 13, 2005 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
      New Orleans CVB 2020 St. Charles Ave.
      www.bringneworleansback.org

      City Planning Commission Annual Meeting
      Tuesday, 12/13. 1:30 PM.
      City Council Chambers, City Hall, 1300 Perdido St.
      https://secure.cityofno.com/portal.aspx?portal=52&tabid=11

      Regular City Council Meeting
      Thursday, 12/15 - 10:00 A.M.
      City Council Chambers, City Hall, 1300 Perdido St.
      www.nocitycouncil.com

      Louisiana Recovery Authority Board Meeting
      Friday, 12/16
      Baton Rouge
      www.lra.louisiana.gov

      Education Committee, Bring New Orleans Back
      Dec 19, 2005 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
      Sheration Hotel 500 Canal St Napoleon B123 3rd Floor
      www.bringneworleansback.org

      City Council meeting
      Thursday 1/5 – 10 am
      City Council Chambers, City Hall, 1300 Perdido St.
      www.nocitycouncil.com

      Vieux Carre Commission
      Tuesday 1/17, 1:30 PM
      334 Royal Street, VCC Conference Room, Second Floor
      Regular Vieux Carre Commission meetings are scheduled
      for the third Tuesday of each month. 528-3950.

      LA Recovery Authority First Quarterly Report Due
      Tuesday 1/17. http://www.lra.louisiana.gov/

      City Council meeting
      Thursday 1/19 – 10 am
      City Council Chambers, City Hall, 1300 Perdido St.
      www.nocitycouncil.com

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      founded in 2001, is dedicated to research, education
      and advocacy that promote the wise stewardship of the
      urban built environment and local economies.

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