2018 National Planning Conference

The National World War II Museum

Monday, April 23, 2018 from 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. CDT

Location: Mobile Workshop Departure Area

CM | 4

Cost: $35.00

Activity Type: Mobile Workshops

Activity ID: NPC180040


  • How planners transformed the Warehouse District, anchored by the World War II Museum, into a vibrant mixed-use area
  • What role the City of New Orleans played in World War II and how the war instigated new development patterns for both New Orleans and the country
  • How the museum fulfills its mission to "serve as a catalyst for cultural tourism to strengthen the economic and community development of New Orleans and Louisiana"


Designated by the U.S. Congress as "America's National WWII Museum” in 2003, New Orlean's World War II museum is among the city's top attractions. Its success has spurred adaptive reuse of decaying warehouses and vacant buildings into structures for commercial and mixed-use developments. Walk three blocks through the Warehouse District to the museum, learning about redevelopment examples and other museums en route. Museum officials will discuss the museum’s mission, its physical and cultural presence in New Orleans, and its future plans. Lunch is included.

Mobile Workshop Guides

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

Stephen Watson
National World War II Museum
New Orleans, LA

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