Local Street Networks and the Future of Claiborne Avenue

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Join the Claiborne Corridor Improvement Coalition for a discussion on the future of Claiborne Avenue on December 6 at 6 p.m. at the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities Center. Local experts in community development, planning, transportation and architecture will present research and reflections on the future of Claiborne. National street design expert Eric Dumbaugh will discuss the Corridor’s current design as well as present research on the efficiency and safety of connected street networks.

Eric Dumbaugh is Associate Professor and Program Coordinator for the Master’s of Urban and Regional Planning Program at Florida Atlantic University.  His research areas include street and community design, urban mobility, transportation systems planning, and the effects of transportation investments on sustainability and livability.

This event is organized by the Congress for the New Urbanism and the Claiborne Corridor Improvement Coalition, with support from the Ford Foundation, the Greater New Orleans Foundation, the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, Tulane University’s School of Architecture, and University of New Orleans’ Merritt C. Becker Jr. Transportation Institute.

Participants include:
Eric Dumbaugh, Ph.D., Florida Atlantic University
William Gilchrist, City of New Orleans Director of Place-based Planning
John Norquist, CNU President & CEO
Councilmember Kristin Gisleson Palmer, District C
John L. Renne, Ph.D., AICP, University of New Orleans
Jonathan Tate, Professor of Architecture, Tulane School of Architecture

The event will be helpd at the Louisiana Humanities Center at 938 Lafayette Street in New Orleans.  Free parking is available in the rear of the building.  Beginning at 6 p.m., attendees will enjoy a reception with Tulane's architecture students as they present their visions for the Corridor post-highway teardown.  At 6:30 p.m., the lecture and discussion will begin featuring both local and national speakers.

This event is free and open to the public.  To RSVP, please visit http://www.cnu.org/localstreetnetworks-claiborne.


For more information on the Claiborne Corridor...

Please visit http://www.cnu.org/highways/neworleans to learn more about CNU's work with the Claiborne Corridor Improvement Coalition in New Orleans.  Last year, CCIC and CNU released a study that found a restored Claiborne Avenue would meet the community's traffic needs as well as stimulate rebirth in New Orleans.  This lecture will continue that dialogue among both local and national experts.


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