Back To The Future: Reimagining Coastal Mississippi

Though the practicality of the Congress for the New Urbanism's Mississippi charettes have been called into question, Providence Journal editor David Broussat wonders what all the fuss is about.

If a plan for rebuilding Mississippi's Gulf Coast envisioned by the Congress for the New Urbanism ever becomes reality, the place will be nothing short of paradise.

"...They imagined a Gulf Coast as it might be -- as indeed it would have been -- without modern architecture, planning and sprawl. Hurricane Katrina demolished all too many historic buildings, but most of what the bulldozers will clear away was already junk.

"We're not picking up after Katrina," says Elizabeth Moule, of the Biloxi team; "we're helping this town recover from the hurricane of the last 50 years."

Thanks to Mike Lydon

Full Story: David Brussat: The CNU's Mississippi rising

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