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Students walk on the campus of Loyola University in New Orleans, Friday, June 16, 2017.

Advocate photo by A.J. SISCO

New Orleans City Councilwoman LaToya Cantrell and two former judges, Desiree Charbonnet and Michael Bagneris, squared off in a mayoral forum at Loyola at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

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The Center for the Study of New Orleans and the Institute of Politics at Loyola hosted the event in conjunction with Louisiana Landmarks Society and Preservation Resource Center.

Candidates addressed questions surrounding the theme “Shaping a Livable Historic City: The Challenges of Calling New Orleans ‘Home’.” Discussion topics include housing costs and density, short-term rentals and the impact of tourism on neighborhoods, enforcement of the master plan and zoning law, preservation and its economic effect, infrastructure, commercial development, and transportation.

The event took place at the Nunemaker Auditorium at Loyola.