How Post-Katrina New Orleans Inspired Civic Engagement

February 07, 2013

I recently traveled to the crescent city, New Orleans -- affectionately known as NOLA -- for a conference. Besides the lively music, cultural hybridity, and unforgettable food, what soulfully grasped me was the civic spirit of its resilient residents and newcomers, who all seem to have metaphorically boarded the streetcar named 'rebuild NOLA', in the aftermath of hurricane Katrina that devastated the city in August of 2005.

Source: KCET

Businesses in New Orleans to Benefit From Lafitte Greenway Traffic

April 16, 2012

Bicyclists and joggers aren't the only ones waiting for a three-mile strip running through the center of New Orleans to be developed into the Lafitte Greenway. Neighboring businesses hope to serve residents and tourists using the stretch of park from historic Basin Street and Mid-City to Lakeview.

Source: Huffington Post

Lafitte Greenway hikers' dreams finally drawing closer to reality

April 14, 2012

With construction on the Lafitte Greenway expected to begin early next year, the eighth annual Hike the Lafitte Corridor walk that took place Saturday might be the last year participants must rely solely on their imaginations to envision the much-anticipated 3.1-mile corridor of green space and bike paths.

Source: NOLA.com

 


The Lafitte Greenway: Underway

March 15, 2011

In August 2010, the city of New Orleans acquired a 16.5-acre parcel of land stretching from Claiborne Avenue to North Dorgenois Street — the former site of the failed Louisiana Institute of Film Technology studio. That chunk of land would add to the city's plans for its first park in 20 years. But when will ground break? 

Source: The Gambit