2010 National Planning Conference

Dutch Dialogue 3

The Dutch Dialogues bring together Dutch and American experts on water management, flood protection, sustainable urban design, and urban ecosystems and environmental resilience. Experts include Dutch engineers, urban designers, landscape architects, city planners, and soils/hydrology experts; their Louisiana and American counterparts; and the American Planning Association.

Dutch Dialogue 3 was held April 7–11, 2010, in New Orleans at the beginning of the APA 2010 National Planning Conference.

The area of focus was between the drainage canals, from the lakefront to the French Quarter. The area in and around Bayou St. John presents an opportunity to explore old and new option for City Park, the Lafitte Corridor, and the neighborhoods and environments between London Avenue and Orleans drainage canals.