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FFL to Host 2nd Community Training on the Citizen's Guide to Land Use and Urban Design

Posted By Bradley O'Neil, Foundation for Louisiana, Monday, June 18, 2012

Foundation for Louisiana to Host Second Community Training on the Citizen’s Guides to Land Use and Urban Design

When: Saturday, June 23rd (10:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.)

Where: Norman Mayer Branch Library, 3001 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans,

LA 70122

Why: Provide residents with knowledge of land use planning, urban design issues, and information on how to participate in the planning process. The following topics will be covered:

How to read a land use map, understand the basics of land use categories, the difference between density and intensity, and how changes in land use can impact a community

How urban design elements contribute to neighborhood character and functionality, and what to look for when reading design documents such as renderings

Residents’ role in the planning process and how to participate effectively

How to develop proactive urban design and land use strategies for a community,

including setting an agenda and effectively distributing information.

Copies of the Guides will be available at the event. Due to limited quantities, if you have already received a copy, please bring it with you.

Please RSVP tocitizensguides@foundationforlouisiana.orgor call225-772-1510 or 504-309-0468 by Thursday, June 21st if you plan on attending.

The guides are also available for free download here.

The trainings are free and open to all, so please pass this on to your neighbors and community members. Refreshments will be provided. For those who are interested but unable to attend, look out for future trainings, dates TBA.


We look forward to seeing you there!

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