All students are invited to submit their plans for rebuilding Louisiana. The classroom activities are designed for grades 8 through 12 but may be modified by teachers to be appropriate for other grades.
Recovery involves rebuilding homes, communities or cities, and regions to be smarter, safer and stronger. Living environments must be accessible, enhance the quality of life and cohesiveness of the community, and stimulate economic growth while preserving the historic quality of the area and providing protection from environmental challenges.
How would you rebuild a Southeastern or Southwestern Louisiana neighborhood or community that has been damaged by hurricanes and flooding?
How would you redesign large multi-parish areas of Southeastern and Southwestern Louisiana to restore and preserve the coastline and wetlands; maximize use of transportation such as railways, waterways, and highways; and provide alternate ways to accommodate growth and development in the context of varying environmental, economic, and cultural patterns?