New Orleans' Development Process: A Guide for Advocates and Communities

November 2007
Sara Zimmerman

How does the development process work in New Orleans, and how can residents get involved to ensure that development is good for the whole community? This guide provides a basic introduction to a very complex topic. It explains the importance of understanding the development process and contains an over view of the different kinds of approvals and waivers that may be necessary to build a new development in New Orleans. By advocating for community needs during the approval and waiver process, coalitions can work to get these needs met.