Foundation for Louisiana to Host Second Community Training on the Citizen’s Guides to Land Use and Urban Design

Are you interested in learning more about land use planning and urban design? Would you like to find out how you can be involved in the planning process in your community? Here’s your opportunity!

Foundation for Louisiana will be hosting a free training on Saturday, June 23rd from 10am-1:30pm at the Norman-Mayer Branch Library.

This training will help residents gain knowledge in land use planning and urban design concepts, learn how to participate effectively in the planning process, and equip them to be leaders in their communities. The following topics will be covered:

  • How to read a land use map, understand the basics of land use categories, the difference between density and intensity, and how changes in land use can impact a community
  • How urban design elements contribute to neighborhood character and functionality, and what to look for when reading design documents such as renderings
  • Residents’ role in the planning process and how to participate effectively
  • How to develop proactive urban design and land use strategies for a community, including setting an agenda and effectively distributing information

If you are interested in attending this free public event please RSVP by June 21st to:, or call (225)772-1510 or (504)309-0468 by Thursday, June 21st.

The Norman-Mayer Branch Library is located at: 3001 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans, LA 70122.