Resilient New Orleans
Next year, New Orleans will enter its fourth century. When it is home to the next generation of New Orleanians, what sort of place will it be?
The actions we take today will shape our future city for the coming generation. What must we do now to make the next generation more equitable, more adaptable, and more prosperous? How can we make their New Orleans a dynamic urban landscape--aligned with its natural environment? What leadership is needed--from individuals, communities, the public and private sectors--to realize the city we envision?
Resilient New Orleans addresses these questions and sets forth aspirations to guide our work and specific actions to tackle these challenges. We are building upon the existing visions and plans developed over the past decade. Guided by 100 Resilient Cities, Resilient New Orleans combines local expertise with global best practices to confront our most urgent threats and seek ways to redress our legacy of inequity and risk. We propose bold yet pragmatic actions to adapt our city to our changing natural environment, invest in equity, create flexible and reliable systems, and prepare for future shocks.
We developed this strategy by researching the challenges facing New Orleans, gathering input form stakeholders with relevant knowledge and expertise, and sourcing best practices from around the world. We investigated the city's shocks, stresses, and assets. We met with local organizations and stakeholders to understand how the city's resilience is perceived today, to gather local best practices, and devise new approaches.
For more information and to download the strategy, please visit resilientnola.org.