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Changing Course is an independent initiative led by Louisiana and national leaders.

Changing Course is led by the Leadership Team and guided by a Technical Team and Stakeholders.

Staff from Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) and Van Alen Institute provide support to the Leadership Team. EDF is one of the largest nonprofit organizations in the U.S. dedicated to research, analysis, and advocacy for the world’s most urgent environmental issues, and has a thirty-year track record of involvement in the Lower Mississippi River Delta. Van Alen Institute is a nonprofit organization that mobilizes the power of design to transform cities, landscapes, and regions to improve people’s lives.

BuroHappold Engineering are providing technical management of the solicitation and competition process. Pro bono counsel provided by McCarter & English.

A donor-advised fund has been established at the Greater New Orleans Foundation to receive support for the competitive phases of Changing Course.

Learn more about our Leadership Team.