The American Planning Association (APA), in response to requests from the New Orleans City Planning Commission and APAâ€™s Louisiana chapter, assembled a team of six qualified urban planners to assess the capacity of the cityâ€™s planning function in the aftermath of the Hurricane Katrina disaster.
After gathering preliminary information about its assignment, APAâ€™s New Orleans Planning Assessment Team visited the city from October 23 to 28, 2005; conducted a tour of the city's devastation; interviewed a cross section of public officials and community leaders; and thus formulated a set of conclusions and recommendations that might assist local officials as they seek to make sound decisions about the cityâ€™s restoration and redevelopment. This report presents the APA Teamâ€™s general observations about the cityâ€™s planning function, including activities of the City Planning Commission and the Mayorâ€™s Bring New Orleans Back (BNOB) Commission. On the basis of those observations, the report proceeds to make recommendations for addressing shortâ€"and long-term planning issues, and suggests appropriate next steps.
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Thanks to Bruce Knight