Saturday, December 02, 2006

December 8 starting point

Our local mapping starts in Pontchartrain Park, a historic section of Gentilly that was home to many seniors and retirees pre-Katrina.

Consequently, I began to look to the University of New Orleans (UNO) as a location for our project base. It's just adjacent to Pontchartrain Park, and many of its faculty and staff are Gentilly residents.

I met yesterday at UNO with people from UNO's College of Urban and Public Affairs, as well as from the Office of Sponsored Research and the College of Sciences. All were helpful and generous in offering us space for a project operations center while we map December 8 -20.

I saw what will be a great working space in the Science Building, a short walk from the building where faculty members I know in the Planning and Urban Studies department.


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