Louisiana

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The Housing Authority of New Orleans is trying to deliver more affordable housing units by throwing a few market-rate units into the deal.
The Advocate
March 15, 2019, 10am PDT
Homelessness spiked in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. But the city has made substantial progress in providing housing and services to keep people off the streets.
WBUR
Feature
February 27, 2019, 5am PST
Jane Jacobs used vague terms to describe the number of stores necessary for a safe and vibrant streetscape. Here, author Fanis Grammenos attempts to discover a more specific number to attach to this prescription.
Fanis Grammenos
February 19, 2019, 11am PST
An analysis of New Orleans before and after Hurricane Katrina shows that the neighborhoods most damaged were also the most likely to gentrify.
CityLab
February 18, 2019, 5am PST
Big changes are in store for one of the busiest transit lines in New Orleans.
The New Orleans Advocate
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.
The New Orleans Advocate
January 13, 2019, 9am PST
The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority's budget, approved at the end of 2018, is basically a contingency plan.
The New Orleans Advocate
December 14, 2018, 10am PST
Fulfilling a promise he made as a candidate, the Trump administration proposed a redefinition of what is classified as a wetland, with the result being the loss of federal protection of millions of acres of waterways and wetlands.
NPR
December 4, 2018, 2pm PST
New Orleans could make it easier to build new homes on small lots in the struggling Lower 9th Ward.
The Advocate
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.
Gambit
November 8, 2018, 1pm PST
The state of Louisiana is deploying giant 'pillows' of crushed rock to slow coastal erosion.
The Times-Picayune
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.
Tulane University
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.
The Times-Picayune
October 29, 2018, 8am PDT
Data visualizations illustrate the catastrophic consequences of single-digit global temperature increases.
The City Fix
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 18, 2018, 10am PDT
California gets most of the attention, but states all over the country are removing some of the vestiges of local control to help spur housing development, require affordable housing, and control the skyrocketing cost of housing.
Pew Stateline
October 17, 2018, 7am PDT
The city plans to use a different approach to tackle its longstanding flood problems.
NOLA.com
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.
The Advocate
October 13, 2018, 5am PDT
A report suggests that the older a state is, the more likely it is that special interests have entrenched themselves, negatively impacting the public purse.
Governing
October 2, 2018, 11am PDT
Volunteers and quick work translated to a total cost of $75,000 for the whole project.
Streetsblog USA