You are invited to tune in to your local Louisiana Public Broadcasting (LPB) station on Wednesday, Nov. 15, to view a one-hour discussion of an important component of the Louisiana Speaks initiative: Transportation & Land Use.
Titled "Gridlock 2050: Transportation and Land Use in South Louisiana," the program is this month's edition of LPB's one-hour community dialogue forum Louisiana Public Square. The purpose of this series is to stimulate intelligent, focused discussion of topical issues. Audience members are active participants who drive the discussion and also have the opportunity to address questions to each month's panel of experts.
"Continuous traffic congestion on Interstates 10 and 12 all the way from the Texas border to the Mississippi line. Major connecting roads filled beyond capacity. A 22% increase in urbanized land. These are some of the projected outcomes over the next four decades for the southern tier of the state - home to 35 parishes and nearly three-fourths of Louisiana's population. The future is coming, and it may not be pretty. Watch 'Gridlock 2050: Transportation and Land Use in South Louisiana' on Louisiana Public Square."
The program airs statewide on the LPB TV network on Wednesday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m., and will be replayed on Sunday, Nov. 19 at 4 p.m. Audio of the program will air on radio stations WRKF (Baton Rouge) and KRVS (Lafayette) at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19. Click here for your local LPB broadcast station
Panelists for the program are:
- Peter Calthorpe, architect and urban designer who is serving as the lead planner for the Louisiana Speaks planning initiative.
- Donna Fraiche, Chair of the LRA's Long Term Community Planning Task Force
- Walter Brooks, N.O. Regional Planning Commission and a member of the LRA's Infrastructure Task Force.
- Cedric Grant, Deputy Secretary of the Louisiana Dept. of Transportation and Development.
Special Guests in the Audience:
- Andy Kopplin, LRA Executive Director
- Ann Guissinger, Strategic Advisor for the LRA's Economic Development Task Force
For more information on the program, visit LPB