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The Lower Ninth WardWho we are, wherewe’re going … why it      matters
Louisiana Coast Line
Orleans Parish
CSED Offices Global GreenBayou BienvenuePlatformMake It Right HousesJackson Barracks                       Lower Ninth Ward
Looking towards Mississippi River        Logger Bayou at the back of        the Neighborhood
Path of least resistance
Storm surge from the Gulf
Before Katrina
After Katrina
WHAT HAPPENED          Not quite a 100 year protection
Water to the rooflines
What we came home to
Katrina: The L9• Impact: houses lost map (Graft)• Text:  – Homes lost                     What was lost
What was left
Built Environment – What was
The sound ofthe community                                                     Mardi Gras Indians                Drum Circl...
1933                                                           1942                                                       ...
2009Bayou Bienvenue today
Bayou Bienvenue, circa 1900Louisiana Division Photograph Collection, New Orleans Public Library                           ...
Photo by Darryl Malek-Wiley                              What is now
Photo by Darryl Malek-Wiley                              Open water
Moving Forward
Ten Principles   Where we started
Get serious
All hands joinedGrass roots efforts and community driven      advocacy has largest impacts
Assess what is neeeded
Bring all people to the table
Start creating blueprints based on planning sessions
Create future plans that are big
Involve volunteers
Design StrategiesWetland Nursery
Guerrilla GardenCreate beauty and community space
President Clinton, Brad Pitt and Community   It doesn’t hurt to bring the big guns!
Sustainable Efforts:                    CoastalJust DO IT!
Insulation                         Air sealing                       Radiant barrierSustainable Efforts: Built Environment...
Sustainable Efforts:                  New ConstructionStart building
Bring people HOME!                     Sustainable Efforts:                       Recover People
Build for the next generation                                Sustainable Efforts:                                Long Term...
Always have a voice                      Sustainable Efforts:                           Advocacy
A slice of our community
Sustainable Efforts:Value your resources
View from our backyard                          Sustainable Efforts:                         Maintain what you have
That which does not         kill us makes us         strongerLive your visionFind your Leaders
Its not what you gather                    but what you scatter                    that tells what kind of                ...
Why we are here to stay
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The Lower Ninth Ward, 2011: An Orientation.

History of the community, damage after Hurricane Katrina - as a result of the failure of the levee system, recovery and rebuilding.

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  1. 1. The Lower Ninth WardWho we are, wherewe’re going … why it matters
  2. 2. Louisiana Coast Line
  3. 3. Orleans Parish
  4. 4. CSED Offices Global GreenBayou BienvenuePlatformMake It Right HousesJackson Barracks Lower Ninth Ward
  5. 5. Looking towards Mississippi River Logger Bayou at the back of the Neighborhood
  6. 6. Path of least resistance
  7. 7. Storm surge from the Gulf
  8. 8. Before Katrina
  9. 9. After Katrina
  10. 10. WHAT HAPPENED Not quite a 100 year protection
  11. 11. Water to the rooflines
  12. 12. What we came home to
  13. 13. Katrina: The L9• Impact: houses lost map (Graft)• Text: – Homes lost What was lost
  14. 14. What was left
  15. 15. Built Environment – What was
  16. 16. The sound ofthe community Mardi Gras Indians Drum Circles Culture of this Community
  17. 17. 1933 1942 1946 1952 1959 1960 1976 1998Aerial photos courtesy of: LSU Cartographic Information Center; New Orleans Public Library, TerraServer; & USGS. How the destruction started
  18. 18. 2009Bayou Bienvenue today
  19. 19. Bayou Bienvenue, circa 1900Louisiana Division Photograph Collection, New Orleans Public Library What once was
  20. 20. Photo by Darryl Malek-Wiley What is now
  21. 21. Photo by Darryl Malek-Wiley Open water
  22. 22. Moving Forward
  23. 23. Ten Principles Where we started
  24. 24. Get serious
  25. 25. All hands joinedGrass roots efforts and community driven advocacy has largest impacts
  26. 26. Assess what is neeeded
  27. 27. Bring all people to the table
  28. 28. Start creating blueprints based on planning sessions
  29. 29. Create future plans that are big
  30. 30. Involve volunteers
  31. 31. Design StrategiesWetland Nursery
  32. 32. Guerrilla GardenCreate beauty and community space
  33. 33. President Clinton, Brad Pitt and Community It doesn’t hurt to bring the big guns!
  34. 34. Sustainable Efforts: CoastalJust DO IT!
  35. 35. Insulation Air sealing Radiant barrierSustainable Efforts: Built Environment GOAL: Be Carbon Neutral by 2020 Make our buildings energy efficient
  36. 36. Sustainable Efforts: New ConstructionStart building
  37. 37. Bring people HOME! Sustainable Efforts: Recover People
  38. 38. Build for the next generation Sustainable Efforts: Long Term Planning
  39. 39. Always have a voice Sustainable Efforts: Advocacy
  40. 40. A slice of our community
  41. 41. Sustainable Efforts:Value your resources
  42. 42. View from our backyard Sustainable Efforts: Maintain what you have
  43. 43. That which does not kill us makes us strongerLive your visionFind your Leaders
  44. 44. Its not what you gather but what you scatter that tells what kind of life you have livedEngage all People
  45. 45. Why we are here to stay
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