The Future of New Orleans: NOLA.com and The Times-Picayune launch pivotal project
The Future of New Orleans Project launched last Friday, the first phase in a years-long effort by NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune to engage readers and lead a conversation about where we go as a city and a region.
Katrina's flood wiped away so much that we had little choice but to start over. In the coming weeks and months, we will examine the problems and challenges our leaders and citizens must confront to continue the progress we've made since the storm.
We're launching the project at an opportune moment in our history. Since the city emerged from the ravages of Katrina, there is much to be proud of: continued strong economic growth, momentum in the local housing market, a growing sense of entrepreneurial purpose and improving public schools.