Two years after Hurricane Katrina, recovery in many parts of New Orleans remains a pressing issue. The Recovering New Orleans studio will develop planning and design strategies for three areas of New Orleans: the Faubourg Marigny/St Roch, Treme, and Audubon/University. These comprise three of the seventeen \”recovery clusters\” where the city and state have committed to focusing reconstruction resources in the upcoming years. The studio will develop detailed scenarios for diverse planning and design issues in each neighborhood including public housing and new open space (Treme); arts and culture and public markets (St Roch); and mixed-use housing and retail (Audubon). Studio strategies will not only consider recovery from flood damage, but manage and balance the mix of investment and decline characteristic of New Orleans.