LEARN: Re-Imagining Claiborne Avenue

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On March 21, Jacky Grimshaw of Chicago's Center for Neighborhood Technology and Jeff Tumlin of San Francisco's Nelson/Nygaard firm discussed how an urban freeway removal project may influence equity and access issues along Claiborne Avenue. Grimshaw's focus on community organizing principles learned from similar urban freeway removal projects across the country shed light on how the New Orleans community can participate in revitalizing Claiborne Avenue. Tumlin used San Francisco as a case study to illustrate the mechanisms that protect and sustain social equity in transportation corridors.

To access the speakers' presentations and video clips of this event, please visit: http://www.cnu.org/highways/neworleans.

This lecture was organized by the Congress for the New Urbanism and the Claiborne Corridor Improvement Coalition, with generous support from the Greater New Orleans Foundation and Tulane University's School of Architecture. Many thanks to Vaughn Fauria, Claiborne Corridor Improvement Coalition Co-Chair, for serving as our host. And special thanks to the more than 65 people that attended this event!


Watch online...

You can view a clip of Grimshaw speaking on community organizing here: http://youtu.be/rkgf_1UcIiU. Or, check out Tumlin's presentation here: http://youtu.be/Rohh3zdFyyo


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