Planning and Monitoring Activities

Allocating Resilience Planning Resources

Of the $141.2 million New Orleans secured through the Natural Disaster Resilience federal grant program, $6.3 million gets strategically invested in planning activities enriching our climate adaptation preparations beyond constructed interventions alone.

While most funds touch bricks-and-mortar flood defense projects imparting immediate neighborhood protection, continuously updated resilience planning forms the intellectual foundation guiding engineering investments wisely. Our planning budget sponsors research identifying emerging environmental threats, explores scenario response protocols, runs community pilot studies testing the efficacy of new methodologies like green infrastructure, and models optimal infrastructure configurations balancing complex social variables with economic realities across future decades.


This is a photo of the various planning projects the City conducts.












Planning projects we oversee include: