Louisiana

September 4, 2008, 6am PDT
Steven Bingler of Concordia Planning and Architecture discusses the process and thinking behind the Unified New Orleans Plan, which engaged large numbers of citizens to plan the recovery of their neighborhoods in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
The Planning Report
September 3, 2008, 9am PDT
People of color are finding it more and more difficult to secure housing in New Orleans, as new and old forms of housing discrimination -- and overt racism -- are conspiring to keep them out.
The Nation
September 1, 2008, 11am PDT
With Hurricane Gustav reaching land Monday, nearly 2 million people have been evacuated from coastal Louisiana. The evacuation is being hailed as a vast improvement from the effort three years ago during Hurricane Katrina, but some residents remain.
New Orleans Times Picayune
August 30, 2008, 5am PDT
Three years later, Hurricane Katrina has had lasting effects on New Orleans. It's also taught America some lessons about how to react to natural disasters -- and how not to.
Governing
August 1, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>As the downtown master plan of Baton Rouge turns ten years old, planners are looking at the next stages of development. They say eight factors play into making this and other downtowns successful.</p>
Baton Rouge Business Report
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
June 23, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>This story from <em>NPR</em> looks at a new bike lane in New Orleans, and other efforts the city is taking to update its street infrastructure.</p>
NPR
June 21, 2008, 11am PDT
<p>The streetcar returns to New Orleans' St. Charles Ave., a step forward in the long struggle to get the city's transit back on it's feet after Katrina.</p>
The Associated Press
June 16, 2008, 2pm PDT
<p>Chevron is moving its New Orleans offices from downtown to a brand new, "eco-friendly" campus- opening up the discussion of whether new construction is ever greener than staying put.</p>
New Orleans Business News
June 11, 2008, 2pm PDT
<p>Housing groups in Katrina-affected regions are expressing their outrage after a CNN investigation uncovered that tons of supplies intended for hurricane victims sat in storage for two years before being given away to cities and other organizations.</p>
CNN
May 29, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>By some counts, the number of homeless people in New Orleans has more than doubled since Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005. Aid workers are hoping a bill in Congress will bring extra aid to the struggling city.</p>
The New York Times
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
April 6, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>With little evidence of progress in the city's 17 designated recovery areas, residents grow ever more frustrated with local officials.</p>
The New York Times
April 2, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>One year after the city announced its broad redevelopment plans, many are unhappy with the rate of recovery in New Orleans.</p>
The New York Times
March 23, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>This report from <em>NPR</em> looks at the efforts of one educator to help rebuild communities in New Orleans by rebuilding the city's charter school system.</p>
NPR
March 21, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>The vast levee system under construction by the Army Corps of Engineers may not be sufficient to protect New Orleans as the climate continues to change.</p>
Grist
March 20, 2008, 8am PDT
<p>Actor Brad Pitt's efforts to rebuild housing in New Orleans are not just flashy PR, but rather a reminder that architecture can make a difference, according to this article from <em>Metropolis</em>.</p>
Metropolis Magazine
March 2, 2008, 5am PST
<p>New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has a new solution for the homeless people living in the tent city near the French Quarter: Move them into barracks.</p>
Raw Story