A vigil on the first anniversary of Hurricane Katrina
A US architect who worked on strategies to rebuild communities devastated by hurricanes Katrina and Rita is to deliver a lecture in Inverness.
Andres Duany, principal of urban planning company Duany Plater-Zyberk (DPZ), has also been involved in plans for a new town in the Highlands.
It will be his second lecture hosted by Highlands higher education institute, UHI, on Friday.
The lecture will be on the subject of sustainable communities.
Mr Duany was recently involved in plans to create a new town at Tornagrain, near Inverness.
Hurricane Katrina in August 2005 caused flooding to 80% of New Orleans and more than 1,000 people lost their lives.
Rita, dubbed the forgotten hurricane, hit the same year and was the 10th hurricane of the 2005 season.
It led to one of the largest evacuations in US history, of almost 3m people.