Lafayette is one out of 35 Champion Cities taking part in Bloomberg’s 2018 Mayors Challenge.
The competition challenges cities to find solutions to issues across the world.
A team of hydrologists, planning and development experts, and flood victims are testing out their plans to address flooding.
"We certainly don’t pretend to have or know all the answers to address flooding and we realize that citizens may have some awesome ideas that might address some of this," said LCG Chief Communications Officer Cyndra Wingerter. "So for us, the community and the citizen engagement piece is a huge component to what we are doing for the Mayor’s Challenge."