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Long Term Community Planning Task Force Overview

Task Force
Donna Fraiche, Chair
Rep. Damon Balden
Annanva Choudhun
V.J. Dauterive
Sen. Ann Duplessis
Dominique Duval-Diop
Melissa Flournoy
James Gilmore
Rep. Bryant Hammet
Chester Hartman
Walter Leger
Sen. Ed Murray
Rebekke Raines
Trula Remson
David T. Riggins

Upcoming Meetings
None scheduled

Overview
In an effort to support the LRA vision for leading long-term community planning, the Long Term Community Planning Task Force is coordinating the Louisiana Speaks planning effort. Louisiana Speaks is a multifaceted planning process, designed to develop a sustainable, long-term vision for South Louisiana in the wake of the destruction caused by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. This community planning process will:

  • Support a deliberate and democratic process that relies on active participation,
  • Empower local communities to develop plans that meet individual needs,
  • Establish priorities at the local level to guide decisions,
  • Support communities with the best national planning experts working in partnership with local architects, planners, and engineers, and
  • Provide user-friendly interface to enable development of individual plans.

This work will combine the efforts of many experts, stakeholders and citizens into a comprehensive approach:

  • Parish recovery plans by FEMA
  • Local design charrettes by Duany-Plater Zyberk
  • The development of a toolkit for residential and commercial architecture by Urban Design Associates
  • A long-term regional vision led by Calthorpe Associates.

The goal of the long-term community planning process is to develop a comprehensive plan that integrates both parish plans (coordinated with the support of FEMA technical assistance) and regional recovery plans. Building on the AIA/APA principles for rebuilding and the LRA’s principle of safer, stronger, smarter, this process includes four components:

  • Engagement of Key Stakeholder Groups to ensure equity
  • Implementation of parish level recovery planning
  • Implementation of regional planning process
  • Integration of parish, regional and statewide planning processes

For additional information about Louisiana Speaks, visit www.louisianaspeaks.org.

Previous Meetings
Thursday, October 5, 2006
Event: Long Term Planning Task Force
Location: Governor's Press Room, 4th Floor of the State Capitol in Baton Rouge
Time: 1 p.m.

Thursday, September 7, 2006
Event: Long Term Community Planning Task Force
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: New Orleans Historic District Landmarks Commission City Hall, Room 9W03, 1300 Perdido Street in New Orleans

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