New Orleans Times-Picayune

November 8, 2016, 10am PST
Thirty years following the start of a project designed to build back land that was slowly being lost to the Gulf of Mexico, Louisiana is celebrating a rare success.
New Orleans Times-Picayune
August 17, 2010, 12pm PDT
Five years after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, the Brookings Institution offers an analysis of the city's recovery. This op-ed looks at the report, which finds the city improving, but with many areas needing increased focus.
New Orleans Times-Picayune
November 20, 2009, 9am PST
A federal judge has ruled that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' mismanaged maintenance of the Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet was the cause of flood damage in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.
New Orleans Times-Picayune
November 13, 2009, 12pm PST
A video interview with Ed Blakely, former New Orleans recovery czar, reveals some tensions with the city, its officials, and its people that hindered the recovery process.
New Orleans Times-Picayune
January 16, 2009, 1pm PST
Plans to redevelop a section of the Mississippi Riverfront in New Orleans have been approved and construction could begin by the end of 2009.
New Orleans Times-Picayune
October 28, 2008, 12pm PDT
New Orleans residents this Election Day will decide whether to grant the "force of law" to the city's master plan, making it more difficult for officials to make amendments and exceptions for specific projects. The master plan has yet to be written.
New Orleans Times-Picayune
July 16, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>New Orleans officials say they have enough grants and private funds to move forward on a "Great Lawn" park for the city, functioning as a gathering place and a link to other attractions.</p>
New Orleans Times-Picayune
April 25, 2008, 12pm PDT
<p>As proposals for big-box retail projects mount in New Orleans, many small business owners who are returning to the city worry about the coming competition. A documentary is currently being filmed about the recovering city's business atmosphere.</p>
New Orleans Times-Picayune
April 11, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>A year-late plan by the Army Corps of Engineers to restore the Louisiana Gulf Coastline is being slammed by critics.</p>
New Orleans Times-Picayune
April 7, 2008, 2pm PDT
<p>The city wants to remove unused warehouses and port-facilities and open up several miles of its riverfront for public enjoyment.</p>
New Orleans Times-Picayune
October 31, 2007, 8am PDT
<p>Already lagging behind Mississippi, Louisiana has finally approved the construction of 75 "Louisiana Cottages" (AKA Katrina Cottages) as an alternative to FEMA's temporary trailers, long thought to be a sub-standard and undignified form of housing.</p>
New Orleans Times-Picayune
August 28, 2007, 1pm PDT
<p>Two years after Hurricane Katrina, the state of the city's architectural future remains in flux.</p>
New Orleans Times-Picayune
March 16, 2007, 12pm PDT
<p>The city council unanimously approved the real estate tycoon's plans for a 70-story hotel and condo tower.</p>
New Orleans Times-Picayune
March 12, 2007, 1pm PDT
<p>Responding to recent criticism, Robert B. Olshansky and Lewis D. Hopkins, professors of urban and regional planning at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, argue that the United New Orleans Plan gets a lot more things right than wrong.</p>
New Orleans Times-Picayune
March 5, 2007, 5am PST
<p>As the deadline to file claims came to a close, the city of New Orleans was among thousands to submit a claim indicating they would sue the Army Corps of Engineers for damage caused by levee breaches. The city's claim totals more than $77 billion.</p>
New Orleans Times-Picayune
February 14, 2007, 9am PST
<p>A historic New Orleans Catholic church lauded for its engineering ingenuity is now at the crossroads of recovery and respect.</p>
New Orleans Times-Picayune
September 9, 2006, 9am PDT
One year after the storm, returning New Orleans residents are still trying to find their way -- and their future -- through a maze of well-meaning, but often conflicting efforts to bring their communities back to life.
New Orleans Times-Picayune
June 4, 2006, 11am PDT
Strategic Hotels & Resorts has proposed a plan to build a 20-acre national jazz center and park in the center of New Orleans, to be designed by Pritzker Prize winner, Thom Mayne.
New Orleans Times-Picayune
April 22, 2006, 9am PDT
Andres Duany leads a rebuilding team that considers the town a microcosm of New Orleans.
New Orleans Times-Picayune