2018 National Planning Conference

Gentilly: Rebuilding a Neighborhood

Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. CDT

Location: Mobile Workshop Departure Area

CM | 3.50

Cost: $44.00

Activity Type: Mobile Workshops

Activity ID: NPC180013


  • Why the Gentilly area of New Orleans is so historically significant
  • What makes the Gentilly area such a popular neighborhood for first-time home buyers
  • How the flood damage to the Gentilly area from Hurricane Katrina was addressed successfully


The Gentilly area of New Orleans is a traditionally diverse, largely post-war neighborhood that suffered extensive flood damage from the London Avenue Canal levee failures after Hurricane Katrina. Learn how local government has guided redevelopment of the area through property auctions, affordable housing development, commercial revitalization, stormwater management, and greening programs. Today Gentilly boasts a functional residential real estate market that is well-positioned for growth and sustainability. Tour this thriving community, currently one of the most popular neighborhoods for first-time home buyers.

Mobile Workshop Guides

Seth Knudsen
New Orleans Redevelopment Authority
New Orleans, LA

Maggie Merrill
Housing Authority of New Orleans

Jennifer Adams
Housing Authority of New Orleans
New Orleans, LA

Anthony Faciane
City of New Orleans Office of Community Development

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