Louisiana

Plagued by supermarket chains and natural disasters, the public markets of New Orleans could help revive community identity. Here are some of the ways they're getting back in business.
Yesterday   Next City
In an effort to encourage thinking about the future of the city, a new group of urban planners/artists has created a series of posters depicting imagined urban developments in New Orleans and posted them around town.
Mar 18, 2011   Places
Residents in New Orleans' still-struggling 9th Ward are considering the creation of a land trust to help revitalize the neighborhood.
Feb 24, 2011   Miller-McCune
Over the past ten years, the city of New Orleans has lost nearly a third of its population, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Feb 4, 2011   USA Today
The City of New Orleans is about to undertake a massive reconstruction effort that will reshape and rebuild its entire school system.
Jan 18, 2011   Metropolis
Thousands of Louisiana residents are being forced to retreat from their rapidly disappearing coastal communities.
Dec 10, 2010   OnEarth
Mark Guarino investigates the controversial construction of an expansive new development in the historic Lower Mid-City neighborhood of New Orleans.
Dec 9, 2010   The Christian Science Monitor
A simple sticker that says "I WISH THIS WAS" gives New Orleans residents a way to comment directly on their communities.
Dec 2, 2010   Candy Chang blog
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.
Nov 24, 2010   City Journal
Jonna McKone asks, "How can transportation and urban development—from housing to public spaces to landscaping—repair a blighted American city?"
Nov 11, 2010   TheCityFix
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.
Oct 21, 2010   Grist