2018 National Planning Conference

Riverfront and Crescent Park Tour

Sunday, April 22, 2018 from 7:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. CDT

Location: Mobile Workshop Departure Area

CM | 2

Cost: $18.00

Activity Type: Mobile Workshops

Activity ID: NPC180034


  • How to best approach planning for new development along a formerly industrial riverfront
  • Strategies for approaching sensitive new development at the edge of historic neighborhoods
  • About the fascinating history of New Orleans's riverfront


In recent years, New Orleans’s port and industrial operations have consolidated, allowing redevelopment opportunities along the Mississippi River. Following Hurricane Katrina, the city implemented a plan for a new riverfront park that connects to two of the city’s older historic neighborhoods. This project has spurred development interest—especially in the old industrial squares adjacent to the park—while also raising concerns of neighborhood character change and gentrification. Tour the opportunity sites and Crescent Park and stop along the way to observe and learn about the planning efforts for compatible development and the park’s commemorations of New Orleans’s port and rail history.

Mobile Workshop Guides

Timothy H. Jackson, FAICP
New Orleans City Planning Commission
New Orleans, LA

Paul C. Cramer
New Orleans City Planning Commission
New Orleans, LA

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