Builing A New Orleans For The 21st Century

Community leaders and developers all agree that New Orleans must be built towards the future, but there are many ideas about how to go about doing it.
November 18, 2005, 11am PST | Brenda Meyer
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"Community leaders from many parts of the city and many economic backgrounds are talking about mixed-use neighborhoods with housing affordable to people with a wide range of incomes -- walkable neighborhoods with buildings that reflect the best vernacular styles of New Orleans. These include the famous shotguns, camelbacks and Creole cottages, but they also include the multifamily styles of the French Quarter.

The city inevitably will have to be rebuilt in stages over many years, simply because the scope of rebuilding is so vast. Given this, it makes sense to start on the high ground and build out from there, redeveloping the highest and safest land first while the levees are redesigned and rebuilt, a process that unfortunately will take time..."

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Published on Saturday, November 12, 2005 in The Times-Picayune
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