January 18, 2011, 9am PST
The City of New Orleans is about to undertake a massive reconstruction effort that will reshape and rebuild its entire school system.
December 10, 2010, 5am PST
Thousands of Louisiana residents are being forced to retreat from their rapidly disappearing coastal communities.
December 9, 2010, 6am PST
Mark Guarino investigates the controversial construction of an expansive new development in the historic Lower Mid-City neighborhood of New Orleans.
The Christian Science Monitor
December 2, 2010, 1pm PST
A simple sticker that says "I WISH THIS WAS" gives New Orleans residents a way to comment directly on their communities.
November 24, 2010, 9am PST
Nicole Gelinas argues that five years after Hurricane Katrina, the city is on the path to becoming a bona fide urban success story thanks to its determined residents.
November 11, 2010, 7am PST
Jonna McKone asks, "How can transportation and urban development—from housing to public spaces to landscaping—repair a blighted American city?"
October 21, 2010, 10am PDT
The second round of Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) funds were announced Oct. 20. Awards amounting to $600 million will go to 75 projects, including three highway teardowns.
October 19, 2010, 1pm PDT
The Times-Picayune reports that the Army Corps of Engineers, under pressure from penny-pinched local governments, has commenced a new pilot study that potentially relaxes the new, stricter standards for levees it set in place post-Katrina.
October 7, 2010, 11am PDT
Tim Culvahouse argues that while the widely published and discussed post-Katrina rebuilding project is a worthy undertaking, its designers should take more cues from local building traditions.
September 30, 2010, 11am PDT
Coverage of a Jefferson Parish Council meeting about zoning changes to the Fat City neighborhood to make it a mixed-use community equate New Urbanism with earlier closing times for local bars.
The New Orleans Times-Picayune
September 30, 2010, 5am PDT
Looking back on five years of recovery in post-Katrina New Orleans, Roberta Brandes Gratz bemoans the fact that much of the community-based work remains below the radar.
September 27, 2010, 12pm PDT
To draw attention to unused buildings lying fallow in cities like New Orleans, writer Rob Walker has created the "Hypothetical Development Organization" to render possible future uses and designs.
September 21, 2010, 7am PDT
A new report from the Department of Housing and Urban Development finds that the median price of rental housing in New Orleans has risen from $662 in 2004 to $882 today.
September 20, 2010, 2pm PDT
In this review of the new book "The Trouble with City Planning", Joe Berridge finds that maybe the great thing about planning is its ability to deal with all its contradictions.
September 16, 2010, 8am PDT
The proposed design for a New Orleans medical complex is being directed from state offices, and is out of place from local planning principles, according to findings.
September 12, 2010, 9am PDT
In the wake of the BP oil spill, geographer Richard Campanella of Tulane University takes a look at the geography of New Orleans and the Gulf region, and suggests that the disaster will fuel a renewed discussion of the area's uniqueness.
September 10, 2010, 5am PDT
Efforts to tear down the Interstate-10 Claiborne Expressway, a 2.2 mile section of elevated roadway in New Orleans that many locals and activists have blamed for separating neighborhoods. Neal Pierce says teardowns might begin to grow in popularity.
September 9, 2010, 1pm PDT
In Detroit and New Orleans, open data proponents are pushing local government to share public data in ways that help citizens in these struggling cities to improve their communities.
September 6, 2010, 9am PDT
New Orleans will have to do something about its Claiborne Avenue Expressway in the coming decade, because after more than 40 years of service, it has seen better days and needs renovation.
September 3, 2010, 12pm PDT
The waters that have for so long plagued New Orleans should be reconsidered as an amenity, not a curse, according to this commentary.