The Urban Land Institute Recommendations
Map Source: The Times-Picayune, 19 November 2005
The Urban Land Institute, a internationally recognized non-profit organization/"think-tank," released its recommendations for New Orleans' rebuilt future on Friday following a week-long symposium by fifty of its experts (LINK). The ULI produces publications, plans, papers, etc. regarding urban development strategies, issues, etc. and generated the Canal Street revitalization plan a few years back for the New Orleans Downtown Development District (DDD). Local developer Joe Canizaro is a big proponent of the ULI and is a past-president of the organization. Press Kabacoff, another local developer (who has taken a lot of heat recently because of the River Garden development--a mixed-use development in the Lower Garden District which replaced the St. Thomas Housing Project that includes a Wal-Mart Supercenter), received the ULI Visionaries in Urban Development Award in 2004.
The Times-Picayune's coverage of the plan can be found here: (LINK).