Welcome to the Beacon of Hope/University of New Orleans Community Recovery Project.
The Beacon of Hope-University of New Orleans Community Recovery Project (BUCRP) was borne to organize, support and document the creation of a Beacon GIS that allows flexibility in data collection, maintenance, mapping and analysis across multiple platforms using a variety of public and private data sources.
An important aspect of this is the ability for residents and other community based organizations to learn how to create and maintain the data with, or without, direct assistance from Beacon staff. Neighborhood by neighborhood and resident by resident, we are working to rebuild and renew New Orleans. Learn more about the project, view photographs, and download recent maps that were created with residentially collected data.
President of the Oak Park Neighborhood Association Praises the University of New Orleans and BUCRP
In a letter from the Oak Park neighborhood association president, the University of New Orleans and the Beacon of Hope/University of New Orleans Community Recovery Project (BUCRP) are praised for the ways in which they have aided residents and worked to build capacity in the neighborhood. You can read the full letter here.
GIS and Map Production
The Beacon of Hope Resource Center has developed a property condition survey that has been collected by Gentilly residents on the parcel level. Staff at the Beacon has standardized the survey so that City of New Orleans community members will receive the same training and collect neighborhood conditions data in the same format. This data tracks the progress of the neighborhood since Hurricanes Katrina and Rita (2005). In order to extend access of this data to neighborhood groups, the Beacon of Hope Resource Center created a centralized data file and began to create a web-enabled repository, Smart Tech. The data viewer will allow residents to view prior survey results and, with a secure log-in, update survey data from remote locations. Typically the frequency of the community survey is based upon a 3-month cycle.
The BUCRP was recently featured in ArcNews!
Students visit UNO from SOKA University to learn about the BUCRP and area wide micro-finance inititives.
"Road Home Rebuilding is Lagging, Survey Shows", recent article in The Times-Picayune about The BUCRP surveying and mapping work and its importance for New Orleans!
University of New Orleans news story! Check out the story on the UNO site or our own 'News' section
'Maps' section added to the website which contains a selection of the maps that BUCRP has produced thus far!
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