An analysis of New Orleans before and after Hurricane Katrina shows that the neighborhoods most damaged were also the most likely to gentrify.
2 days ago
Big changes are in store for one of the busiest transit lines in New Orleans.
February 12, 2019, 8am PST
The city of New Orleans is pushing the state to allow property tax relief in neighborhoods where housing values are soaring—the proposal is designed to stabilize neighborhoods undergoing rapid investment and transformation.
January 13, 2019, 9am PST
The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority's budget, approved at the end of 2018, is basically a contingency plan.
December 4, 2018, 2pm PST
New Orleans could make it easier to build new homes on small lots in the struggling Lower 9th Ward.
November 9, 2018, 7am PST
The New Orleans City Planning Commission recently released a report recommending three "potentially mandatory" inclusionary zoning initiatives. The city is working against a deadline from the governor.
November 2, 2018, 7am PDT
Tulane researchers received major funding support from the National Institutes of Health to study the effects of blight remediation on youth and family violence.
October 31, 2018, 11am PDT
With a $2.6 million grant already in hand to research the process of planning and developing protected bikes, the city of New Orleans is seeking more funding in the hopes of adding 75 miles of protected bike lanes.
October 29, 2018, 8am PDT
Data visualizations illustrate the catastrophic consequences of single-digit global temperature increases.
October 19, 2018, 6am PDT
After a local musician was hit with $1,000 in bike-related fines, advocates were able to achieve some changes in how the city regulates bike use.
The New Orleans Times-Picayune
October 17, 2018, 7am PDT
The city plans to use a different approach to tackle its longstanding flood problems.
October 15, 2018, 10am PDT
The Lower 9th Ward has been slow to return to its pre-Katrina state. A new program by the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority changes recovery strategy in the neighborhood.
October 2, 2018, 11am PDT
Volunteers and quick work translated to a total cost of $75,000 for the whole project.
September 29, 2018, 11am PDT
The new head of the Sewage & Water Board of New Orleans comes to the job from Milwaukee, and he already has big ideas about what the city must do to prevent flooding like it experienced last summer.
September 27, 2018, 8am PDT
A proposed revision of the city of New Orleans' regulations of short-term rentals was too controversial for the City Planning Commission to approve at a hearing this week.
September 19, 2018, 6am PDT
New Orleans transit planners are working to extend the bus network deeper into the surrounding region, as was always intended.
June 19, 2018, 2pm PDT
A pair of interactive maps and a report compare access to opportunity in two very different neighborhoods. In both places, residents confront "friction of distance" and feel their input on public decision-making is limited.
May 24, 2018, 11am PDT
New Orleans passed short-term rental regulations into law in October 2016, and launched a permitting process launched in April 2017. By May 2018, some city councilmembers are already proposing change.
April 13, 2018, 9am PDT
Earlier this week, the Louisiana State Senate approved SB 462, which preempts local authorities from approving inclusionary zoning.
March 7, 2018, 10am PST
For six years, New Orleans police have been using a secret program that uses social media to locate violent criminals.