New Orleans history

Lewis, Peirce F. New Orleans: The Making of an Urban Landscape. Center for American Places, 2003, pp. 1-36, 50-53, 65-70, 95-100, 124-129, 132-137, 143-147, and 154-171, Figures, 1-8, 11-12, 15a-16, 19-20, 45-46, 57-58, and 63. ISBN: 9781930066106.

Campanella, Richard. “ An Ethnic Geography of New Orleans.” Journal of American History 94 (December 2000): 714-715.

Logsdon, Joseph and Caryn Cossé Bell. Chaper 5 and 6.  In Creole New Orleans: Race and Americanization. Edited by Arnold R. Hirsch and Joseph Logsdon. Louisiana State University Press, 1992. ISBN: 9780807117743.

Hurricanes Katrina and Rita

Louisiana Storm Protection: Past, Present and Future.” Living on Earth (June 2, 2006).

Mohr, Clarence L. and Lawrence N. Powell. “ Through the Eye of Katrina: The Past as Prologue? An Introduction.” Journal of American History 94 (December 2007): 693-694.

C&C Technologies Survey Services. “Levee Failure Map.”

Debate after the storm

Ouroussoff, Nicolai. “ History vs. Homogeneity in New Orleans Housing Fight.” The New York Times, February 22, 2007.

Glaeser, Edward L. “Should the Government Rebuild New Orleans, Or Just Give Residents Checks?”  The Economists’ Voice 2, no. 4 (2005). ( PDF)

Mardi Gras

Mitchell, Reid. “ Carnival and Katrina.” Journal of American History 94 (December 2007): 789-794.

Mardi Gras as History.”

New Orleans today

Wong, Elaine. “Rewinding to the Past: New Orleans Architecture.” ( PDF)

“A Strategy for Rebuilding New Orleans, Louisiana.” Urban Land Institute. November 12-18, 2005.

Times-Picayune Interactive Flash Flood Animation.

The Lens-an online investigative journal

Greater New Orleans Community Data Center

City of New Orleans

New Orleans Neighborhood Development Collaborative

New Orleans Redevelopment Authority

Richard Campanella’s website

Background reading for projects

Zoning Project

Mowbray, Rebecca. “ Controversy Over New Romney Pilates Studio on Magazine Street May Lead to Reforms in City Planning, January 25, 2011.

 Blight Project

New Orleans Master Plan and Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance

Drifters Find Homes in Ruins Left by Hurricane Katrina.” February 13, 2011.

 Neighborhood Partnership Network

McKnight, John L. and John P. Kretzmann. “Mapping Community Capacity.” The Asset-Based Community Development Institute. Institute for Policy Research, Northwestern University. 1996. ( PDF)

Transit Oriented Development

Proakis, George John. “ Strategies for Design: Shaping Private Development Adjacent to Transit Stations.” Submitted to the Department of Urban Studies and Planning. MIT. June 2002.

Creating successful visuals

Basics of graphic design

Zusy, Cathie. “Community Engagement with History: If This House Could Talk…;” History News, Summer 2010.

Street Vendor Guide

Writing successful memos Memo writing guidelines ( PDF)
Being a successful public speaker

Presentation on oral presentations ( PDF)

Barack Obama’s remarks to the Democratic National Convention. July 2004.

Bono’s Class Day Address, Harvard University. June 6th, 2001.

Tools for being a successful planner

Nelson, Maria, Renia Ehrenfeucht, and S. Laska. “ Planning, Plans, and People: Professional Expertise, Local Knowledge, and Governmental Action in Post-Hurricane Katrina New Orleans.Cityscape 9 no. 3 (2007).

Buy at MIT Press Lynch, Kevin. “A Walk Around the Block.” In City Sense and City Design: Writing and Projects of Kevin Lynch. MIT Press, 1995. pp. 185-204. ISBN: 9780262620956.

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