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title   Reclaiming New Orleans
student   Jared Bertels
instructor   Paola Sanguinetti
date   Spring 2006
school   University of Kansas
     
subject   transportation infrastructure
site   New Orleans
     
description  
This is a plan for the rebuilding of New Orleans that puts an emphasis on pedestrian mobility, recreation, and leisure in relation to the city's preexisting infrastructure.
This solution proposes that attention be focused on developing a system of interconnected public spaces in relation to the existing urban fabric. This approach to urban renewal accepts the existing urban conditions (sprawl, highways, and industrialization) and seeks to integrate their infrastructures into the human experience.
The plan consists of a citywide network of public greenways which empower pedestrian users to overcome the obstacles of the contemporary urban fabric so that they can achieve full access to the city of New Orleans.
The greenway network is conceived as a destination based system which identifies two primary destinations. The first destination type (A) includes areas for recreation and leisure in open green spaces. These areas provide city dwellers a space to decompress and gain more perspective on the metropolis in which they live. The second destination type (B) involves areas which are culturally significant. These destinations include historical districts, museums, and libraries; the locations which represent and conserve the meaning that is New Orleans.
     
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