Statewide Summit on School Siting

The Cowen Institute and the Center for Urban and Public Affairs at the University of New Orleans are hosting a summit on school siting.

This summit is part of a grant under the “Helping Johnny Walk to School: Sustaining Communities through Smart School Policy” program. This grant is funded through a cooperative agreement between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The purpose of the grant is to help localities in Louisiana site their schools in a way that not only achieves educational objectives, but also anchors local neighborhoods, supports better public health, and creates a cleaner environment.

The purpose of the summit is to help people think more holistically about school siting because many interests can be served at once by good siting decisions. Through the summit activities, we will develop policy recommendations for local and state policymakers.

The summit is free and open to anyone who is interested in school siting issues.

General Information

The summit will take place on July 21, 2010 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM.

The summit will take place in the Kendall Cram room on the 2nd floor of the Lavin-Bernick Center at Tulane University.  A campus map is available here.

UPDATED! The summit agenda is available for download here!


Please register online. There is no charge to attend the summit.


We have arranged for a limited number of reduced-rate rooms for the night of July 20th for summit attendees. These dormitory-style accommodations are $50 for the night for a single-occupancy room. If you would like to reserve one of these rooms, please contact Tara O’Neill at or 504.274.3616.


For more information about parking, click here.

More Information

To learn more about the Helping Johnny Walk to School program, please see the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s website.

For questions about the summit, please contact Tara O’Neill at or 504.274.3616.

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