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GOOD Ideas for Cities: Marketing Healthy, Local Food

Hurricane Katrina decreased access to healthy food by more than half in New Orleans. How to get fresh local food into the hands of those who need it?

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Getting healthy, affordable food to urban residents is a challenge in most major U.S. cities. In New Orleans, Hurricane Katrina not only affected the output from local farmland, it severed distribution channels, destroyed existing markets, and increased socioeconomic inequality. How can the city rebuild those food connections in an even stronger way, empowering those who need it most to choose fresh, locally grown produce? As part of GOOD Ideas for Cities New Orleans, a team created a campaign to showcase the diversity and availability of healthy foods.

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GOOD Ideas for Cities: Making Bus Stops Dignified and Multifunctional

Urban street corners can be dirty and desolate. They're also the places people wait for the bus. How one New Orleans group strived to improve them.

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Urban street corners can be dirty and desolate. Unfortunately, these in-between spaces are also somewhat of a no-man's-land of responsibility for local residents, business owners, and city services. How to empower citizens to improve these ignored parts of their community? As part of GOOD Ideas for Cities New Orleans, a team examined how to create an affordable kit of improvements which could be replicated on street corners citywide.

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GOOD Ideas for Cities: Building a Food Truck Movement

Food is a central part of New Orleans culture, yet many food trucks have stalled in bureaucracy. How to launch a movement to support these businesses?

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The food truck phenomenon is sweeping the nation, bringing culinary diversity and urban engagement to hungry citizens—not to mention creating jobs. Yet in New Orleans, like many cities, food truck culture is running up against severe policy opposition, from antiquated health codes to parking restrictions to threats from brick-and-mortar restaurant owners. How to help these small businesses succeed? At GOOD Ideas for New Orleans, the team tasked with advancing food truck reform created a campaign to increase the visibility of these startups.

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