Historic Green: New Orleans

The Problem

The Lower 9th ward in New Orleans, is still in dire need of help and expertise in the areas of both new construction and historic preservation. With the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina, an opportunity for a second chance was given. A second chance to foster a strong community, sound buildings, and consideration for the natural environment within the region. It is important that this time around we do not make the same mistakes, or create new problems, for the residents of this vibrant neighborhood and natural landscape.

Plan of Action

A group of students from the University of Minnesota's College of Design will join the Historic Green initiative during their spring break. These students will offer their labor and expertise in the areas of interior design, architecture, and housing studies, to continue the revitalization of the area--through the existing built environment.

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