EEGLP takes a multidisciplinary approach toward its community redevelopment initiatives. Teams of students and faculty from every academic division work hand in hand with residents to tackle real-world economic issues locally, nationally, and internationally. Students also gain academic and professional skills.


New Orleans

In New Orleans, the group has helped residents work toward their goal of rebuilding the Lower Ninth Ward as the first carbon-neutral community in the country. Projects include studying the impact of solar energy, helping establish urban farms, designing a town center shopping area using green technology, and developing a plan to transform the Louis Armstrong School into a center for arts and culture.

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Since 2008, the team has helped several Honduran villages improve their economies, including Lagunitas, where students and faculty helped build a 30,000-plant coffee plantation and facilitated a trade agreement between the farmers and the Honduran Coffee Board.

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In Easton, the team has put together an economic impact analysis and preliminary engineering and design work for the Governor Wolf Art and Culture Athenaeum project.

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