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.
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.