Just Imagine SWLA In The News

Recent Articles 

Just Imagine SWLA is garnering media attention as different projects make progress or hit milestones. Check out some of the news articles that have recently placed a spotlight on the future of Southwest Louisiana. Click on the media outlet to see the stories.

06/01/24 Just Imagine SWLA: Recognized with 2024 Congress for the New Urbanism Charter Award
Thrive

5/22/24 PRESS RELEASE: Just Imagine SWLA Recognized with Prestigious CNU Charter Award for Excellence in Urban Design

5/9/24 Just Imagine: Creating a better, more resilient future for SW Louisiana
American Press

5/2/24 Mapping 50-year Resilience in a Vulnerable Region
Public Square A CNU Journal

5/1/24 Navigating Reliable and Resilient Infrastructure A Just Imagine SWLA Q&A with Alberto Galan
Thrive

3/1/24 A Vision For Natural And Cultural Resources
Thrive

2/1/24 Enhancing Downtowns Through Collaborative Community Planning | A Conversation with Lauren Bynum
Thrive

1/1/24 Transforming Southwest Louisiana: 11 Catalytic Projects, 1 Decade, 5 Key Topics 
Thrive

12/1/23 3 Big Successes in 2023 & 4 Things to Look Forward to in 2024
Thrive

11/1/23 Chennault | Sowela Resilience District
Thrive

10/1/23 Strong Downtowns
Thrive
 
9/1/23 Housing in the Heart of the City
Thrive
 
8/1/23 McNeese Area Resilience District
Thrive
 
7/1/23 Resilient Housing Toolkit
Thrive
 
6/1/23 Waterfront Development
Thrive
 
5/1/23 Nellie Lutcher Cultural District
Thrive
 
4/17/23 Mardi Gras Museum Lays Blueprint for Lake Charles Return
KPLC
 
4/11/23 Early progress in implementation of Just Imagine SWLA
American Press
 
4/1/23 Bayou Greenbelt
Thrive
 
3/1/23 Coastal Flood Risk Reduction
Thrive
 
2/28/23 LSU Students create change with Just Imagine Project
KPLC
 
2/1/23 Mid-City Neighborhood Transformation
Thrive
 
1/11/23 Poised for growth: West Calcasieu Parish Blossoming with New Businesses, Industrial Developments
American Press 
 
1/04/2023 Louisiana Playground Podcast
Podcast
 
12/1/22 McNeese Celebrates Opening of Richard R. Rhoden Bridge and Bayou Greenbelt
Advocate Story

11/16/22 Just Imagine SWLA continues 50-year resilience master plan
KPLC
 
11/15/22 Mid-City Lake Charles has potential to redevelop mixed income housing
KPLC
 
6/5/22 Just Imagine: Moving forward with lakefront development
American Press
 
6/4/22 Just Imagine: Connecting casinos to thriving downtown
American Press
 
6/3/22 Just Imagine: Chennault/SOWELA Resilience District
American Press
 
6/2/22 Cultural districts possess so much value
American Press
 
6/1/22 Just Imagine: McNeese Resilience District can benefit whole community
American Press
 
5/31/22 Growing Home: Redevelopment Authority
American Press
 
5/30/22 Just Imagine: Community Resilience Hibs could fill a void in many areas
American Press
 
5/29/22 Just Imagine: Strong downtown show community's quality of life
American Press
 
5/28/22 Just Imagine: Rituals of preparation make us resilient
American Press
 
5/27/22 Just Imagine: Green Infrastructure
American Press
 
5/22/22 SW La.'s 50-year resilience master plan project in final phase
American Press
 
5/17/22 Just Imagine SWLA holding community engagement sessions June 6 through 8
KPLC
 
3/27/22 Floating a big idea: Trail of bayous among proposals to revitalize Lake Charles
Advocate Story 
 
3/25/22 Mike Nodier: Promoting his vision for Bayou Greenbelt
American Press
 
3/17/22 Bayou Greenbelt would be a 23-mile water loop around lake Charles
KPLC
 
3/16/22 Residents get a view of proposed Just Imagine projects envisioned for SW La
American Press
 
3/15/22 Letter to the Editor: SW La. Has chance to build vision for future
American Press

12/23/21 Input sought on long-term hurricane rebound plan
American Press
 
11/15/21 Residents give input on master plan for hurricane recovery
American Press 
 
11/12/21 Just Imagine Southwest Louisiana
KPLC