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Dutch Dialogues: New Orleans

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Dutch Dialogues: New Orleans

Learning from the Netherlands: challenges equal design opportunities

Cosponsored with the Embassy and the American Planning Association, three workshops have been held in New Orleans. Working from the inside-out, Dutch practices and ideas to incorporate water into the New Orleans urban area have been proposed, with opportunities sought that increase value as well as safety at multiple scales: Regional, the Gentilly polder/sub-basin, and the Uptown sub-basin including Central City and the Hoffman Triangle. This process, initiated by Waggonner & Ball, aims to transform land use by focusing first on water. 

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Team of local and Dutch experts investigating current condition of walled off canals
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Field visit to the Orleans Avenue Outfall Canal
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Briefing Mayor Mitch Landrieu and Ambassador Rene Jones Bos on workshop progress
  • Year
    2008 - 2010
  • Area
    169 Sq Mi (Greater New Orleans)
  • Sector
    Civic
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  • Location
    Greater New Orleans
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Dutch Participants

Arcadis
Deltares
Robbert de Koning Landscape Architect
Dale Morris, Royal Netherlands Embassy
Royal Haskoning
City of Amsterdam
City of Rotterdam
Wageningen University

American Participants

Waggonner & Ball
SWA Group
American Planning Association
Friends of Lafitte Corridor
Manning Architects
CDM
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
New Orleans Redevelopment Authority
New Orleans Sewerage & Water Board
New Orleans Department of Public Works
New Orleans City Park
Louisiana State University
Mark Davis, Tulane University
Richard Campanella, Tulane University
Derek Hoeferlin, Washington University in St. Louis
Jessica Garz, Transforma Projects
Jane Wolff, University of Toronto
Kristina Hill, University of Virginia

Sponsors

Royal Netherlands Embassy
AOS Interior Environments
The Fertel Foundation