The Brewery Pod
Dryades/Oretha Haley Castle Corridor Study: Central City New Orleans
Higher Ground: Rebuilding the Lower 9th
Hybridization: Programmatic Reorganization
Inter-Living System
Liquid Urbanism: The New New Orleans
Mega Medical City: MCLNO
The Metropolis as the Machine in the Garden
Museum of Food and Drink (MoFaD)
A Neighborhood Square for Gentilly
New Canals Needed
New Orleans Neighborhoods Rebuilding Plan
          Lambert/Danzey Plan

New Orleans: The Next Tax-Free Haven?
Rebuilding the Houma Nation
Recovery Planning Methodology
Sea Level: Balancing New Orleans
Singing a New Tune
A Strategy for Rebuilding New Orleans
          Urban Land Institute (ULI)

Tulane/Gravier Master Plan
The Unified New Orleans Plan (UNOP)
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title   The Unified New Orleans Plan
project teams   District 1 - Goody Clancy, DPZ
District 2 - H3 Studio, Goody Clancy
District 3 - Frederic Schwartz Architects, .now, Eskew+Dumez+Ripple, Chan Krieger Sieniewicz, William Morrish
District 4 - Frederic Schwartz Architects, .now, Eskew+Dumez+Ripple, Chan Krieger Sieniewicz, William Morrish, HOK
District 5 - EDSA, Torre Design Consortium, Ltd.
District 6 - Goody Clancy, DPZ
District 7 - Goody Clancy, EDAW
District 8 - H3 Studio, Williams Architects
District 9 - EDSA, KL&M/CHPlanning, Torre Design Consortium, Ltd.
District 10 - EDSA, KL&M/CHPlanning, Torre Design Consortium, Ltd.
District 11 - EDSA, KL&M/CHPlanning, Torre Design Consortium, Ltd.
District 12 - EDSA, H3 Studio
District 13 - H3 Studio
City-Wide - Villavaso & Associates, LLC, Henry Consulting, LLC
project manager   Concordia, LLC
date   October 2006 - January 2007
subject   urban design, urban analysis
site   District 1 - Central Business District, French Quarter, Iberville, Lower Garden District, Warehouse District
District 2 - Central City, Milan, Touro, Garden District, Lower Garden District, Irish Channel, St. Thomas
District 3 - Hollygrove, Dixon, Leonidas, Marlyville/Fountainbleau, Broadmoor, Freret, Audubon, Black Pearl,
        Uptown, West Riverside
District 4 - Mid-city, Bayou St. John, Tulane/Gravier, BW Cooper, Gertown, Treme, Lafitte, Seventh Ward,
        Fairgrounds, St. Bernard, Iberville
District 5 - Lakeview, West End, Navarre, City Park, Lake Shore, Lake Vista, Lake Wood
District 6 - Fillmore, St. Anthony, Milneburg, Pontchartrain Park, Gentilly Woods, Gentilly Terrace, Dillard,
        Lake Terrace, Lake Oaks
District 7 - Marigny, Bywater, St. Roch, St. Claude, Desire, Florida
District 8 - Lower Ninth Ward, Holy Cross
District 9 - New Orleans East
District 10 - New Orleans East
District 11 - New Orleans East, Lake Catherine, Lake Viavant, Venetian Isles
District 12 - Algiers
District 13 - English Turn
Plan release date: January 15, 2007
Funding Agency: Greater New Orleans Foundation (with grants from the Rockefeller Foundation,
        the Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund and GNOF)
Cost: $5.5 Million

The Unified New Orleans Plan (UNOP) was created to include all neighborhoods in the planning of the city’s large scale infrastructure needs. This planning will take place on the neighborhood, district and citywide levels.

The UNOP process will incorporate completed and in progress professional and community planning work to make sure that no unnecessary duplicative work is done. Furthermore, the LRA is on record as saying that some expedited funding may be approved for infrastructure projects that are identified before the final plan is presented.

Once completed, this infrastructure plan will be submitted to the City Planning Commission, the City Council for review and the Mayor’s Office and then onto the Louisiana Recovery Authority (LRA) for approval. The LRA will then use this parish plan to guide the investment of federal funds to begin the strategic rebuilding of communities in Orleans Parish.

Since the start of the year, communities across the city have been actively meeting and producing plans for rebuilding. With the help of paid and volunteer professionals, local and national universities and other technical resources, many neighborhood and planning district plans are finished or are nearly complete. However, other neighborhoods have not started to plan yet and may need additional resources. The Unified New Orleans Plan is a process which will help bring resources to communities requiring technical help and will also incorporate all neighborhood plans that have been created to create a city-wide recovery and rebuilding plan.

A recovery and rebuilding plan is required to capitalize on the federal and state recovery funds that are available for residents and the city to rebuild. The plan will allow city and state officials to coordinate post-disaster recovery more efficiently and effectively and will help New Orleans comply with necessary federal mandates. The plan will also identify critical needs of investment, so private and public entities know how to best provide help in New Orleans.

The final phase of the New Orleans Planning process will result in 13 complete planning district plans and one city-wide plan. The final New Orleans Recovery and Rebuilding plan will be submitted to the City Planning Commission for review in January 2007 and will follow the City’s ratification process into early 2007.
link   project site

Brendan Nee
Berkeley, CA

Last semester, my friend (Jed Horne) and I did an independent study through our urban planning graduate school program at University of California, Berkeley. Come check out our webpage. It includes our analysis of the UNOP plans.

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