Louisiana

A streak of landmark years for public transit in Sun Belt cities from the West Coast to the Florida Panhandle will continue in 2016.
Dec 27, 2015   The Urban Edge
A zoning controversy in a neighborhood in New Orleans has locals questioning how well the city's new Comprehensive Zoning Plan reflects the city's Master Plan.
Nov 14, 2015   The Lens
A new passenger rail line between Baton Rouge and New Orleans is just one of the links being proposed along the Gulf Coast.
Nov 7, 2015   The Advocate (Louisiana)
With Congressional budget negotiations ongoing in Washington, New Orleans home builders, policy makers, and low-income residents are hoping that the HOME Investment Partnership program comes out unscathed.
Oct 29, 2015   The Times-Picayune
The New Urbanist Katrina Cottages initiative for the Gulf Coast appeared to be a failure but their legacy lives on in the SmartDwellings and in the Tiny House movement.
Sep 20, 2015   Original Green
Charles Marohn, known as a reformed traffic engineer that launched Strong Towns, recently debated Randall O'Toole, known as the anti-planner. Recommended for understanding the conflicts that arise on the right side of the political spectrum.
Sep 17, 2015   Strong Towns
Included in the draft version of the DRIVE Act: funding to study the restoration of Amtrak's Sunset Limited route along the Gulf Coast until Hurricane Katrina.
Sep 1, 2015   The Hill
Ten years ago, a number of architecture firms went to New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina for a humanitarian "experiment"—rebuilding part of the underserved Lower Ninth Ward as an innovative, LEED Platinum, affordable community.
Aug 28, 2015   The Planning Report
“A narrative of rebirth, reform and success that coexists with a narrative of stasis, failure and unrealized dreams.”
Aug 28, 2015   The New York Times
Exclusive
Cities are immensely complex self-organizing systems, not mere top-down designs—but they do need top-down interventions in strategic places. Unfortunately, we still have inadequate models and tools. Exclusive
Aug 28, 2015  By Michael Mehaffy
Incomplete projects proposed in the Transportation Infrastructure Model for Economic Development plan have saddled Louisiana with increasing debt and less money for maintenance.
Aug 13, 2015   The Advocate