4.19.2013: University of New Orleans News: "WhoData.org has released a report that highlights 12 key neighborhood studies that WhoData has created or made accessible to the public since it launched in 2009." Read more here.
3.21.2013: Dr. Michelle Thompson and Brittany Arcenaux of Whodata presented on neighborhood planning in the Hoffman Triangle neighborhood of New Orleans. The presentation took place at the Center for Hazards Assessment, Response and Technology workshop at the University of New Orleans. To view the presentation, click here.
3.14.2013: Whodata director Michelle Thompson gives her perspective on the resiliency of the Lower 9th Ward in this New Republic article, which takes a critical look at Brad Pitt's Make It Right Foundation.
3.9.2013: The Whodata inaugural newsletter is available for download! It features full-color maps, comprehensive information on the organization, and an overview of past and current projects. Download it here. Please be patient in downloading, as this is a large PDF.
12.1.2013: Whodata director Michelle Thompson and coordinator Brittany Arceneaux will be presenting on stabalization efforts in the Hoffman Triangle neighborhood of New Orleans at the University of New Orleans Center for Hazards and Response Technology (UNO-CHART) conference on Thursday, March 21st. Download their presentation abstract here.
1.11.2013: The New Orleans City Business interviews Whodata director Michelle Thompson about data access in the city of New Orleans. Read the article here.
12.24.2012: Students from the University of New Orleans Department of Planning and Urban Studies (UNO PLUS) are collaborating with neighborhood Organizations and Whodata.org to help New Orleans residents' fight blight. Read more here.
12.01.2012: Mayor Svante Myrick of Ithaca, New York spoke at Tulane on November 20th as part of the Sustainability & Globalization lecture series. Information on his lecture and future series in the lecture are available here.
11.19.2012: Associated Neighborhood Development (AND) and Whodata host a neighborhood tour of the Hoffman Triangle to unveil AND's neighborhood betterment plan. Read more here.
11.7.2012: Whodata.org gets recognized in the New Orleans Regional planning Commission's newsletter for its collaborative data sharing model.
10.12.2012: The New Orleans City Business discusses the availability of the Whodata Option One map at Whodata.net. Download the PDF here.
a collaborative community mapping application supported by the
University of New Orleans, has released a new map that identifies
parcels of land in New Orleans whose owners received Road Home money to
rebuild their dwellings. The map and accompanying analysis represent a
previously unseen geographic portrait of properties whose owners took
the rebuilding option, or Option 1, across New Orleans. Read more here.
7.20.2012: University of New Orleans graduate student Alena Anderson has compiled a report on existing Commercial Corridor Revitalization Programs (CCRPs) in New Orleans. CCRPs are programs that support economic development along commercial corridors, also known as main streets. Anderson’s report was funded by the Foundation for Louisiana and produced with Michelle Thompson.
5.13.2012: Dr. Michelle Thompson was awarded the 2012 Louisiana Special Achievment Award in Remote Sensing and GIS.
3.12.2012: Whodata partners Lowernine.org were mentioned in New York Times Magazine! You can read the article here.
1.16.2012: Whodata director Dr. Michelle Thompson speaks with Fox 8 News in the news segment, "Owner of rotting townhouses could benefit from federal funds again."
9.08.2011: Mayor Mitch Landrieu announced the creation of a new pilot program that will employ local residents in the City’s fight on blight. The Nuisance Lot Maintenance pilot program will give jobs to local residents citizens to cut, clear, and maintain overgrown lots in the Lower 9th Ward. Read more here or download a pdf of the article here.
7.10.2011: Whodata is now participating in the "" project. RUL9W houses map documents, data, and various other data sources related to the New Orleans Lower 9th Ward. For a RUL9W status update, click here.