Thursday, January 21, 2016

Resilience District

No idea what it means. But they will say they it's happening in Gentilly
The city of New Orleans Thursday (Jan. 21) won a $141 million grant to create a "resilience district" in Gentilly.

The city's project was selected after a 16-month National Disaster Resilience Competition held by the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development, which asked cities and states to pitch projects aimed at creating resilient housing and infrastructure.

The money will be used for several related projects in Gentilly in the hopes of making it a "national model for retrofitting post-war suburban neighborhoods into resilient safe and equitable communities of opportunity," the city said in a statement.

Specifics on the projects will be released next week, the city said.
Not sure what, if anything, it will have to do with "housing" or "equitable communities of opportunity" but I'd bet they're going to try and see if they can build some of the stuff outlined in the Living With Water plan.  Guess we'll know next week.

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