Louisiana

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.
19 hours ago   The Planning Report
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
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.
Oct 19, 2010   The Times-Picayune
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.
Oct 7, 2010   Places
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.
Sep 30, 2010   The New Orleans Times-Picayune
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.
Sep 30, 2010   The New York Times
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.
Sep 27, 2010   GOOD Magazine
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.
Sep 21, 2010   Next American City
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.
Sep 20, 2010   The Globe and Mail
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.
Sep 16, 2010   New Urban Network
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.
Sep 12, 2010   Places