New Orleans' Holy Cross Neighborhood and the Lower Ninth Ward offer one path to what we're calling "sustainable preservation". Nowhere else could it happen on such a scale as here: an entire community brought to its knees in the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Struggling to recover and rebuild. To restore in a way that makes it even better than before.

Green homes. Green spaces. Green community. For two weeks this March, hundreds of students and young professionals will converge on New Orleans - bringing their energy and ideas to help the people of the Lower 9 revitalize their community. They are architects, engineers, planners, landscape architects, interior designers and contractors who'll work hand in hand with neighborhood residents on their historic houses, parks, playgrounds and community centers.

Historic Green