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Knowledge, Access, Communication: Core to our mission is the belief that by helping people better understand our community, its needs, challenges and opportunities then we can all make more informed decisions about creating a more sustainable future. Together with our friends and partners – and with the input of so many residents – CSED continues to assemble guides and information resources to meet that need.

Solar In the Lower Nine
This report illustrates the growing popularity of solar thoughout the Lower Ninth Ward. The spread of renewable energy systems in the neighborhood reminds us that small communities, when they commit to growing sustainably, can have a huge impact on environmental and social health.

Lower Ninth Ward Food Action Plan
THE PLAN IS a comprehensive plan of action written by Lower Ninth ward residents and community leaders committed to tackling the food access issues of the Lower Ninth Ward, which is considered a “food desert” by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).


 Connect the 9: Bridging St. Claude for All Users
A joint project of CSED and the University of New Orleans, this new study reveals how improving accommodations for bicyclists and pedestrians across the St. Claude Avenue Bridge would increase public health, safety and equity.


Lower 9th Ward Resource Guide and Directory
A summary of free or low-cost services available to Lower Ninth Ward residents, along with updated information on 9th Ward businesses, schools, churches and non-profit organizations based in or devoted to serving the needs of the local community.



Lower 9th Ward Self-Guided Tour
Handy map of all the exciting cultural and sustainability-related sites throughout today’s Lower Ninth Ward – plus an overview of the area’s history and vision for the future. The House of Dance & Feathers, the Guerilla Garden, Make It Right, the Steamboat Houses and Common Ground Relief – it’s all here in one place!

Hazardous Waste Disposal Guide
Explains where/how to safely dispose of toxic materials: batteries, tires, etc.



Neighborhood Hot Sheet
A great resource for residents containing important telephone numbers: city numbers, police non-emergency numbers, non-profit numbers, etc.