The groundbreaking Louisiana Speaks Regional Plan continues to earn national acclaim. The plan was recently named winner of a prestigious Charter Award by the Congress for the New Urbanism, earning honors in the "The Region: Metropolis, City and Town Scale" category.
The annual Charter Awards honor the best of New Urbanism. The Congress of New Urbanism will present the Charter Awards on April 5, in conjunction with the 16th Congress for the New Urbanism in Austin, Texas. The 14 winning professional submissions and one student/faculty submission were chosen by a seven-member jury of leading urbanists, including Andrés Duany, who served as chair. The awarded projects are found in the U.S. and four other countries: the Bahamas, India, Saudi Arabia, and Scotland. Duany and other jurors said winning projects demonstrated excellence, often in the face of difficult contexts or other challenges requiring ingenuity to overcome. Find out more here.