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On this week's edition of All Things New Orleans, we'll discuss the Tricentennial Neighborhood Grants with Scott Hutcheson, advisor to Mayor Mitch Landrieu for Cultural Economy. 

"Place-based initiatives" is a big buzz phrase in philanthropy circles these days. It means taking a comprehensive approach to improving a neighborhood, considering how factors like jobs, education, transportation and housing all interact in a specific place. But even if you've never heard that term before, if you live in the New Orleans area, chances are you already know what it means.