CCS Site Adoption in City Park-A Success!

August 26, 2011

This past Friday nineteen people made New Orleans a little more beautiful by planting crepe myrtles and various grasses, spreading pine straw, and quenching the thirst of parched vegetation.

Thank you to all who participated!
Now that the hard work is done, next to come…
Sign Dedication & Bocce!

Crescent City Shaper Leadership positions

All MURP students are encouraged to think about being in a leadership position with Crescent City Shapers. This student organization is very flexible, but can be a way: to network with other students and professionals around the region, to contribute to the local community through outreach, and to enrich your learning experience while at UNO. If you have great ideas or are interested in having more responsibility, please don’t hesitate to email Bridget Tydor at
Below is more information about these leadership roles.
The 5 positions that we suggest:
1. President
2. Secretary
3. Treasurer
4. Education/Outreach
5. Community Service Events
The President decides the agenda for the year, sets the dates/times for meetings and attends a majority of events and acts as the (Chapter APA liaison) (should be entering 2nd year)
The Secretary would be responsible for Online communication as well as taking notes during the meetings. (1st year)
Treasurer handles the money (1st year)
Education/Outreach Officer is responsible for social events and lunch & learns (these include Metro APA), it is also their responsibility to inform the secretary of outside events in the city so they can be announced Online and In Person (preferably 2nd year)
Community Service Officer should be more a focus this year, since it is required at Tulane and is a non-alcoholic way to socialize with classmates! (1st/2nd)
We need leadership to move forward! Cheers,
CCS Executive Committee

Welcome Back!!

So after a summer of thesis writing for some…internships, classes, and vacations for others…we are ready to hit the new semester with some speed. So classes start this coming week and we have some CCS activities planned to get new and old students involved.

FIRST!… Orientation

The Fall 2011 PLUS Student Orientation will be on Wednesday, August 24 at 7:00 pm in Milneburg Hall Room 165. All students in the Department of Planning and Urban Studies (PLUS) are invited to attend. The one hour program will include an introduction of all faculty members (including two new visiting faculty), discussion of our degree programs, and brief presentations on upcoming special events as well as student-sponsored programs and social gatherings scheduled in PLUS during the coming year. Light refreshments and conversation will follow the formal program.

At this event we will be discussing leadership positions in the Crescent City Shapers. Anyone who knows they would be interested in a position at guiding this humble student organization is encouraged to contact Bridget Tydor at These positions will be listed on a subsequent post.

THEN!… Socializing

CCS is adopting a site in New Orleans City Park!! On Friday, August 26th at 5:30 pm we will be putting some plants in the ground and dedicating the adopted land to US. It will be a good opportunity to get to know your fellow new students and meet some old ones.

Time: 5:30-7:30 pm

Where: Diagonal Drive in New Orleans City Park (runs North-to-South between I-610 and Harrison Ave). Caddy-corner to City Bark Dog Park. Adjacent to the Tennis Center, along the Bayou. Call for further directions or requests to carpool.

Wear: Rugged outdoor clothing

What: Planting & Dedication of the UNO-PLUS-CCS Site in City Park. SOCIALIZE and GIVE BACK! Plants, Equipment, and Beverages will be provided.

Contact: Bridget Tydor at OR call (469) 231-8413 with questions???


CCS is partnering with the Louisiana APA- Young Planners Group (website) for a happy hour at Bayou Beer Garden after the City Park Plant event. This is a great opportunity to meet other area planners and share disgruntled statements about planning, development, economic development, transportation, etc. A good networking opportunity and a fun time.

When: Friday August 26, 7:30 till. Where: Bayou Beer Garden326 N Jefferson Davis Pkwy New Orleans, Louisiana 70119 (website).

Hope to see people at these events! Cheers!

The CCS executive committee