The Louisiana Chapter of the American Institute of Architects has selected the Dutch Dialogues Water Planning effort to receive a 2010 Honor Award for its “intrinsic sustainability.” The awards jury applauded the effort’s originality and the challenge it posed to New Orleans’ residents to reimagine their relationship to water. The jury was also impressed by the proposal’s multi-scale approach. From the jury comments:
“The implementation of this plan seems achievable because it begins where successful plans begin: intervention begins with changing perceptions and attitudes. In addition, while this plan includes some major infrastructural components, many other components can be implemented with modest commitments of capital or even, perhaps, through modest adjustments in maintenance regimens. This plan has great scalability.
Sensitive, thoughtful and creative integration of water management with community planning, sustainable and achievable.”