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Welcome To UNOP

Final Draft of the Citywide Strategic Recovery and Rebuilding Plan

These documents are all Adobe Acrobat PDF files. Some may take some time to download on slower internet connections so please be patient.

Community Support Organization meeting, Jan 25

Thank you for attending the CSO meeting on January 25. If you could not attend, the presentation about the final plan by the Citywide Planning Team can be downloaded and viewed here.

Citywide Plan Distribution and Viewing

Due to the size and expense of the plan’s reproduction, the public is invited to view the plan at community sites across the city, which will be updated soon.

District Plans Distribution and Viewing

You can view the district plans at community sites on the UNOP website, starting the week of January 29. Due to the size and expense of the plans’ reproduction, the public is invited to view hard copies at the community sites, which will be updated soon.

As of Monday, January 29, the district plans are in the final editing stages for printing, and as they are finalized, the plans will be posted online.

Please note that plans will not be available in the Main Library or other community sites this week due to the printing delay.

Community Congress #3, January 20

Nearly 1,300 New Orleanians gathered for Community Congress III, held simultaneously in New Orleans, Atlanta, Dallas and Houston on January 20. You can download and print the updated Preliminary Report on the link below to read the results of the Community Congress.

Learn more about Community Congress III here.

Download the UPDATED January 20 Preliminary Report here

New Frequently Asked Questions about the Final Plan

There are many questions being asked about the final plan and what its role is in the recovery of New Orleans. You can visit this link to view answers to many of your questions.

Student Congress II Overview

On January 16, 2007, over 30 high school students from public, parochial and private schools in New Orleans gathered at Lusher Charter School to contribute to an ongoing youth-driven discussion on recovery and rebuilding issues. The students were polled on critical questions on these issues, and you can read more about their thoughts and ideas here.

New Videos

District Meetings:
Video clips from various Districts of District Meeting 1 have been encoded and posted to the site. They can be viewed here.

Students Speak:
On November 20, UNOP convened students from six New Orleans public high schools at a Student Congress. On this five minute video produced by AmericaSpeaks, students speak out about their priorities for rebuilding New Orleans.

Watch the video.

Latest Press

Problems & Solutions – Residents offer their visions to revitalize New Orleans neighborhoods
Sunday, December 17, 2006
By Michelle Krupa
Coleman Warner, Gwen Filosa Staff writers

At the District 2 citizen-input meeting for the Unified New Orleans Plan on Saturday, Charlie Burck, center, discusses the neighborhood plan with Millie Charles, to his left, James Smoak and others. The district includes Central City, the Garden District and the Irish Channel.

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Education key to rebuild, teens say
November 24th, 2006
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
By Michelle Krupa

More than a year after New Orleans public school students landed in classrooms at all corners of the map, teenagers participating in a citywide planning meeting Monday said that improved education is the most critical element of rebuilding their ravaged city.

And they overwhelmingly ranked their own schools’ facilities as poor, both before and since the flood.

Students also emphasized housing, labeling its high cost as the main reason people cannot return. They said expanding the availability of affordable housing should be a top recovery goal.

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What is UNOP?

UNOP is the process that will link all New Orleans neighborhoods under an equal, unified infrastructure plan. This process and plan are critical to the recovery of New Orleans as a primary way to capture federal dollars to rebuild.

The UNOP process will incorporate all community, professional and volunteer driven planning work, as best identified by UNOP and the community, which is complete or underway.

Learn More Here.

Upcoming Meeting Schedule:

Community Support Organization’s Advisory Committee Meetings

All meetings will be held in the City Council Chambers at City Hall and take place between 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

The next scheduled CSO meeting date is January 25, 2007.

LA Rebuilds and UNOP Call Center: 1-877-527-3284

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Learn how to participate
  • You can sign in and create an account at the top of the site and add your own thoughts and commentary to Past Meeting Notes the planners have posted.
  • You can download the signs about local meetings in each District and help spread the word.
  • You can subscribe to the eletter and RSS feed to stay informed and help inform your friends and neighbors.
  • You can attend your District Planner meetings and the Community Congress meetings to participate in the planning process for your area and the city.
Recovery & Planning Assistance

NOLA Plans
Louisiana Recovery Authority
LRA Conference Report
Bring New Orleans Back Commission
Unified New Orleans Plan
Louisiana Speaks
ASLA Disaster Response
Gulf Coast Reconstruction Watch
Hurricane Katrtrina
Renew New Orleans Foundation
Desire New Orleans
Friends of New Orleans
Louisiana Rebuilds
The Brookings Institution Katrina Reading Room

Neighborhood Assistance

The Neighborhood Planning Guide PDF

Greater New Orleans Community Data Center
New Orleans WIKI
Neighborhoods Planning Network
Audubon Riverside Neighborhood Association
Maple Area Residents
New Orleans East
Central City Rennaissance Alliance
Claiborne-University Neighborhood Association
Desaix Area Neighborhood Association
Faubourg St. John Neighborhood Association
Gentilly Civic Improvement Association
Mid-City Neighborhood Organization
Springlake Neighborhood Association
Neighborhood Empowerment Network Association
NorthWest Carrollton
Lower Decatur

Local & State Info

State of Louisiana
City of New Orleans
New Orleans City Council
New Orleans Zoning
New Orleans Convention & Visitor Bureau
Louisiana State Fire Marshal
Preservation Resource Center
New Orleans DDD
New Orleans Churchs

Contact Information

Planning Coordinator:
Steven Bingler, Principal
Concordia, LLC
Phone: (504) 569-1818
Cell: (504) 259-9543
[email protected]

Ben Johnson, President & CEO
Greater New Orleans Foundation (GNOF)
Phone: (504) 598-4663
Cell: (504) 231-5099
[email protected]

Carey Shea, Program Officer
The Rockefeller Foundation
Phone: (504) 598-4663
[email protected]

Media Inquiries:
Mark Romig, President
Peter A. Mayer Public Relations
Phone: (504) 210-1211
Cell: (504) 756-2300
[email protected]

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