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title   reGrow: The Lafitte Corridor
students   Chris Lyddy, Sharlene Leurig, Timothy Terway
instructor   Phil Thompson
date   Spring 2006
school   Massachusetts Institute of Technology
     
subject   landscape, public building
site   Treme, Lafitte, Iberville, Tulane/Gravier, Bajou St. John, Mid-City
     
description  
The City of New Orleans is considering selling the Lafitte Corridor for private economic development. Some of the land is being considered for sale to a movie studio, which is proposed to look like the image above.
However, we believe that protecting the open space along the Lafitte Corridor can root the surrounding communities in place against negative political and economic change. We envision the Lafitte Corridor as a home for New Orleans' rich culture. As residents celebrate their local traditions, art, and heritage, they can attract local businesses and bring economic development to the larger area. Open space along the Lafitte Corridor has the potential to serve neighboring residents, connect the corridor to neighborhoods beyond Mid-City, and bring nature to the city for all to enjoy.
We see our ideas as one of many possible starting points for discussion of the Lafitte Corridor, and hope they spur feedback, ideas, and debate from the surrounding communities and beyond. Our vision is meant as a platform for dialogue, and is not a concrete plan.
     
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