Using Design and Economic Development Tools Together for Urban Water and Coastal Projects

Water Challenge Interactive Panel at New Orleans Entrepreneur Week


Wednesday, March 22, 2017
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM


Contemporary Arts Center: Warehouse
900 Camp Street
New Orleans, LA 70130

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As the field of community resilience has grown over the last several years, and more communities around the country are planning for stronger infrastructure to manage water challenges of all kinds, many professionals see the opportunity to use these projects to further economic development or workforce development goals in their community. In this panel, we will explore case studies from New Orleans and cities around the country to discuss what systemic changes need to be put in place to achieve the overlapping goals we want to see: flood protection, ecological health, community involvement, economic benefits to local businesses and residents, and more.

Agenda and Panelists To Be Announced