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Foundation for Louisiana believes that residents play a critical role in planning the future of our neighborhoods, towns and cities. The Citizen’s Guide to Land Use and the Citizen’s Guide to Urban Design were created to support the citizen engagement that is essential to equitable growth and development. Natural and man-made disasters have highlighted the necessity for communities to be forward thinking about how to function in a manner that limits risks to people and property while maximizing access to resources and opportunity.

The Citizens’ Guides can be used to facilitate and expand dialogue between residents, planners and policymakers on issues impacting the character and future of Louisiana’s communities. We encourage you to use and share these guides in your efforts to create resilient communities and a more resilient Louisiana.