This Monday, Friends of the High Line will conclude its "Beyond the High Line" lecture series for the 2012 season with a focus on New Orleans' Lafitte Corridor, a disused three-mile-long right-of-way that runs along an old canal and active railroad between the French Quarter and Bayou St. John. The Honorable Senator Mary Landrieu, Jeff Herbert, from the New Orleans Redevelopment
Authority, and David Waggonner, from Waggonner & Ball Architects, will be on hand to discuss the city's aim to pursue new green adaptive reuse projects that coexist with water.
Discussions will focus on Lafitte Corridor's transformation (currently underway), which will bring a three-mile-long pedestrian and bicycle trail to the area, as well as smaller-scale projects like rain-water harvesting, permeable pavement, green alleys, rain gardens. The talk begins at 6:30 pm on the High Line at West 14th Street and is free to the public. A New Orleans-style reception will follow, featuring live music from Baby Soda Jazz Band.