Through Cornell University's Department of City and Regional Planning's New
Orleans Planning Initiative I investigated community greening and resilience
concepts within the context of rebuilding New Orleans, especially the 9th Ward.  I
worked broadly with a
team of other CRP faculty and students on the initial phase
of this project.

A 9th Ward neighborhood gardener's home Post-Katrina

Products of the team included:

Project Research Summary

Project Report-Executive Summary

Project Report

Project Powerpoint Presentation

Project Poster #1

Project Poster #2

Pre-Katrina Upper 9th Ward Park Service Area Poster

Post-Katrina Upper 9th Ward Park Service Area Poster

Community Gardens Options for the 9th Ward Poster

"What is a community garden?" primer

"How to start a community garden in the 9th Ward" primer

Urban Community Land Trusts primer

"What is Civic Agriculture?" primer

"What is Urban Community Forestry?" primer

Urban Soils primer
Boat in Parking Lot
Months after the hurricane,
there was much basic
clean-up to accomplish.
Lower 9th Ward Community
Garden in Ruins
This community garden was
in the path of the worst
Initial Post-Katrina New Orleans Field and Applied Work
Trees & Rebirth in New Orleans
Common Ground
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WorldWatch Publication
On Katrina
Resilient Green Home I NOLA Home I  Tidball Bio I Cornell Civic Ecology Lab