Diane Jones Allen works to put public spaces and neighborhoods back together in post-Katrina New Orleans.
By Adam Regn-Arvidson, FASLA
In the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans, at a community garden baking in the March sun, some herbs struggle up out of cinder block planters, and irrigation lines snake through the beds, which are awaiting springtime seeds. Continue reading The Connector
An expanded planning regime takes on the ocean’s vitality.
By Adam Regn Arvidson, FASLA
Charlene LeBleu, FASLA, is an associate professor in the College of Architecture, Design, and Construction at Auburn University. For several years, she has been following the emerging discipline of marine spatial planning, which applies planning principles and community engagement to the world’s oceans. Along with her students, LeBleu has been working on a marine spatial plan for Dauphin Island Peninsula in Mobile, Alabama, where much of the confluence of historic, ecological, and industrial land uses takes place at and beyond the shoreline. Continue reading Q&A: Marine Spatial Planning
The Institute for Public Knowledge will run the second phase of the design competition.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development and its partners this past summer announced the 10 finalist teams for Rebuild by Design (RBD), a multistage competition to rethink development in the New York City area after the devastation of Hurricane Sandy. Continue reading Backstage at Rebuild by Design