2018 National Planning Conference

Gentilly: Snapshot of a Sustainable Recovery (Panel, Awards & Reception for SCD, ENRE, and PPD Divisions)

Monday, April 23, 2018, 5:30 p.m. - Monday, April 23, 2018, 9 p.m. CDT

Location: Port of New Orleans Administration Building, 1350 Port of New Orleans Place

CM | 1.50

Cost: $20.00

Activity Type: Ticketed Events

Activity ID: NPC183058



    The Sustainable Communities; Environment, Natural Resources & Energy; and Private Practice Divisions invite you to join them for an 3-division special event during the National Planning Conference!


    Gentilly: Snapshot of a Sustainable Recovery


    Port of New Orleans Administration Building 1350 Port of New Orleans Place

    Join us for a panel plenary focused on Hurricane Katrina recovery efforts in the Gentilly neighborhood. This locally-based panel and discussion will spotlight a multi-partnered recovery and sustainability effort that is ongoing in the Gentilly neighborhood of New Orleans, at roughly the 10-year mark post Hurricane Katrina. While the public sector has been increasingly involved in Gentilly’s recovery, particularly through the creation of the Gentilly Resilience District and the coordination of federal funds, many other players (including community groups, planning and design professionals, and academic leaders) have been instrumental since the early stages of Gentilly’s response to the devastating storm. The successes that have been achieved in the areas of new green infrastructure and development of new food and housing resources will be considered alongside the emerging challenges of gentrification and capacity building in this diverse area of the city.

    Confirmed panelists include an array of local professionals who have a longstanding history of work within the Gentilly District and New Orleans in the public, non-profit, and/or private sectors. Speakers include:

    Charles E. Allen, III, (Moderator) is the Resilience Outreach Manager for the City of New Orleans’ Office of Resilience and Sustainability. He is also the former Advisor for Coastal and Environmental Affairs to New Orleans Mayor Mitchell J. Landrieu and formerly served as Director of the New Orleans Office of Coastal and Environmental Affairs.

    Karen Parsons, AICP, is a Principal Planner at the Regional Planning Commission for Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. John, St. Tammany and Tangipahoa Parishes in SE Louisiana.

    Oji Alexander is the former Senior Project Manager at Project Home Again, a nonprofit housing and community development organization in New Orleans.

    Joseph O. Evans, III, is a founding partner of Evans + Lighter Landscape Architecture. His work on the Greater New Orleans Urban Water Plan included Gentilly-specific projects such as the Mirabeau Water Gardens and the London Avenue Wetlands as well as the study “Ecosystem Services Metrics” which focused on the cumulative impacts of small scale stormwater interventions.


    Presentation of the winners of the APA Sustainable Communities Division's 5th Annual Awards for Excellence in Sustainability.


    Please join the Sustainable Communities; Environment, Natural Resources and Energy; & Private Practice Divisions for a joint reception. The reception will include domestic beer, wine, water, assorted soft drinks, and hors d’ouevres consisting of local New Orleans cuisine.


    $20 per person includes the panel, awards, and reception (including all food and drink). It is the best deal in town!

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