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Mayor Landrieu touts economic plan

A group of business and civic leaders convened by Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s administration unveiled a five-year strategic plan for growing the city’s economy Monday, an effort to get …
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Why isn't New Orleans Mother's Day parade shooting a 'national tragedy'?

Why isn't New Orleans Mother's Day parade shooting a 'national tragedy'? | NOLA | Scoop.it

"American tragedies occur where middle America frequents every day: airplanes, business offices, marathons. Where there persists a tangible fear that this could happen to any of us. And rightfully so. Deaths and mayhem anywhere are tragic. That should always be the case. The story here is where American tragedies don't occur. American tragedies don't occur on the southside of Chicago or the New Orleans 9th Ward."


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, May 16, 2013 9:29 AM

This is a controversial Op-Ed article that discusses how place and the major axes of identity (race, class and gender) shape and intersect with the the national memory of violence and the media portrayal of violence.  According the David Dennis, "The media seems to forget about New Orleans and any place that the middle class can't easily relate to." 


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Courtney Burns's curator insight, November 24, 2013 7:09 PM

It is truly amazing how much location has an impact on society and the way we view things. When we experienced such tragedy's as the Boston Marathon bombing or Columbine it was national news. The city was in an uproar and no matter what radio station you had on or what tv channel you were watching you were hearing about it. Everyone was mourning for those families and people effected by the tragedies. When you think about it, those sort of things are not expected to happen in those places which is what makes it so upsetting to people. Because it is not expected to happen there it becomes national news. However what does that mean about places like compton, New Orleans, and etc? Since people expect violent things to happen there it doesn't make national news because it is of no surpise to anyone that something like that were to happen there. Even if it is expected that doesn't make it right. The shooting at the mother's day parade should be treated like any other tragedy. Unfortunately the location of the tragedy makes it "less" of a tragedy in the eyes on the public because "those sort of things always happen there". It is amazing how much our perception of location can taint the way we see tragedy. It shouldn't be that way, but unfortunetly it's what happens in the world today. 

megan b clement's comment, December 16, 2013 12:44 AM
New Orleans has been struggling even through Katrina to get some recognition that even though their society is not necessarily rich they deserve the same respect as anyone else would. To think especially after what New England endured with the Marathon Bombing to see something like this happen and not even really be recognized nationally is sad. These are people just like everyone else and they deserve to be treated the same as everyone else.
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Former Schwegmann Super Market gets new life

Former Schwegmann Super Market gets new life | NOLA | Scoop.it
NEW ORLEANS — Vacant and deteriorating since Hurricane Katrina, the old grocery store on North Broad Street and Bienville Avenue that housed a Schwegmann Giant Supermarket …
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Developer: World Trade Center plan won’t cost N.O. taxpayers

Developer: World Trade Center plan won’t cost N.O. taxpayers | NOLA | Scoop.it
NEW ORLEANS — As the city considers three proposals for the future of the World Trade Center, one developer on Thursday said his proposal for the …
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Rule No. 1 of Great Marketing

Rule No. 1 of Great Marketing | NOLA | Scoop.it

Robbie Vitrano, co-founder of Trumpet, a New Orleans branding agency, says the best marketing starts with the purpose of your product.


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This guy is right on the money. Simple and precise.

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The 19 Coolest Small Businesses In New Orleans

The 19 Coolest Small Businesses In New Orleans | NOLA | Scoop.it
Awesome products, restaurants, bars, and startups in The Big Easy.

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New Orleans Bioinnovation Center: A Prototype for Nimble Sustainability

New Orleans Bioinnovation Center: A Prototype for Nimble Sustainability | NOLA | Scoop.it

The New Orleans Bioinnovation Center is a prototype for nimble sustainability, located at a brownfield site in the burgeoning biotechnology district across from Tulane University Medical School on historic Canal Street.

 

When New Orleans began to rebuild after Hurricane Katrina, NOBIC was back on track, helped by the state, which—like other states—had discovered the economic potential of attracting biotechnology incubators. The goal was to create a collaborative environment in which fledgling start-ups could grow into successful enterprises and spread the wealth.

 

The glass and steel structure New Orleans Bioinnovation Center strikes a lucid and gracious balance between hard-core sustainability, tenant harmony, and economic viability. Smith believes EDR's success is a result of creating "people ecosystems" by designing for "a long life and a loose fit."


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Peter Nguyen's curator insight, May 30, 2013 3:52 AM

very nice modern design.

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very nice modern design.
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Maravilha de design atual...
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Tourism campaign aims to expands visitors’ options

NEW ORLEANS — The draw for many visitors to the city is simple: Bourbon Street, booze and the promise of a good time. Now, tourism officials …
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‘Top Chef’ to shoot in New Orleans

‘Top Chef’ to shoot in New Orleans | NOLA | Scoop.it
“Top Chef,” the reality competition show that pits some of America’s best chefs against each other, will film its upcoming season in New Orleans. As part of …
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Tulane Avenue business owners seek to turn around beleaguered thoroughfare

Tulane Avenue business owners seek to turn around beleaguered thoroughfare | NOLA | Scoop.it
NEW ORLEANS — There is a wall in Justin Pitard’s Tulane Avenue po-boy shop that offers a glimpse of the past and a hope for the …
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SoLoMo: The What and the Why

SoLoMo: The What and the Why | NOLA | Scoop.it

In the past, a company’s social, local, and mobile marketing efforts were silo-ed. You had social media marketing campaigns, geo-centric marketing initiatives and mobile marketing, the latter being largely comprised of SMS text messaging.


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