May 23, 2007, 2pm PDT
<p>The plan's approval by the city planning commission comes along with criticism about its flaws and lack of funding.</p>
May 4, 2007, 11am PDT
<p>The culmination of a major statewide planning effort -- the new long-term plan calls for communities to build compact neighborhoods and coordinate regional development.</p>
February 4, 2007, 11am PST
<p>As the community has roundly approved the Unified New Orleans Plan, coordinators of the recovery planning effort have announced that its costs could rise above $14 billion over the next decade. Exact funding sources have yet to be fully identified.</p>
October 2, 2006, 11am PDT
City leaders in New Orleans are looking to the stars of architecture to help recreate the city's all-but ignored riverfront at the mouth of the Mississippi River.
July 28, 2006, 7am PDT
The Greater New Orleans Foundation has approved the use of 16 "technical help teams" -- including one led by Duany Plater-Zyberk -- to help with recovery planning.
June 4, 2006, 5am PDT
Displaced residents tell the City Council that they will return to their 7th Ward housing complex this weekend and will tear down any fences in their way, refusing to wait any longer for official action on permission to return.
April 3, 2006, 5am PDT
In one of the few areas in New Orleans that was not ravaged by Hurricane Katrina flooding, neighborhood residents gathered to protest against the recent placement of a FEMA trailer park.
January 17, 2006, 7am PST
New Orleans residents warn of civil disorder if they are not allowed to return to their homes.
December 18, 2005, 1pm PST
Concerns were raised decades ago about the design and stability of New Orelean's levees.
November 18, 2005, 11am PST
Community leaders and developers all agree that New Orleans must be built towards the future, but there are many ideas about how to go about doing it.
October 27, 2005, 10am PDT
Safeguarding against future natural disasters is the most important thing New Orleans can do to bring the businesses back.
July 31, 2005, 1pm PDT
The new Hong Kong Plaza used the old Wal-Mart structure as a blueprint for its development.
November 1, 2004, 1pm PST
The University of New Orleans has increased scholarships to lure new urban planning students from Mississippi, Alabama, Florida and Texas.
October 15, 2004, 9am PDT
An 1800s-style gas station design will become a blueprint for future gas station designs in Mandeville, Louisiana.
June 6, 2004, 9am PDT
Architect and planner who joined a Smart Growth advocacy group receives a death threat.
April 1, 2004, 1pm PST
A report cites Louisiana's pervasive water problems as part of an effort to protest a decision by the Bush administration to cut EPA's enforcement division.
February 5, 2003, 2pm PST
Owners of property in New Orleans expropriated by the state for the expansion of a convention center may sue for compensation.
December 28, 2002, 5am PST
A state agency that rehabilitates homes for the rural poor has mismanaged the program, Louisiana's legislative auditor said in a new report.
November 30, 2000, 1pm PST
The largest U.S. tanker spill in a decade involving half a million gallons of crude caused a shutdown of Mississippi ship traffic and set off a large cleanup effort to protect the environment.