2018 National Planning Conference

New Orleans Revitalized: The Biomedical District

Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 12:45 p.m. - 3 p.m. CDT

Location: Mobile Workshop Departure Area

CM | 1.50

Cost: $39.00

Activity Type: Mobile Workshops

Activity ID: NPC180029


  • Highlights of New Orleans’s biomedical district and pre- and post-Hurricane Katrina ideas for revitalizing the Mid-City neighborhood
  • Key planning strategies for redeveloping the biomedical district and Mid-City neighborhood
  • Planning lessons from New Orleans’s biomedical district that can be applied to current health and wellness projects in your community


Hurricane Katrina destroyed much of New Orleans, but not its soul. Over a decade later, that same spirit of resiliency led to the transformation of its biomedical district. Tour this neighborhood, which includes two major hospitals, the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, Louisiana Cancer Research Center, and public amenities. Learn about planning principles implemented before and after Katrina and how their success will generate $9.5 billion in economic impact and 17,000 jobs. Finally, participate in an interactive workshop to determine which lessons can be applied in your community.

Mobile Workshop Guides

Megha P. Sinha, AICP
Columbus, OH

Aaron Miscenich
New Orleans BioInnovation Center
New Orleans, LA

Mark Ripple
New Orleans, LA

Kurt Weigle
Downtown Development District
New Orleans, LA

Tom Sieniewicz, AICP
Boston, MA

Kim N. Way
Columbus, OH

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