The following interview, as published in the 4th Edition of the Planetizen Guide to Graduate Urban Planning Programs, features Jason Neville, senior planner for the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority. Exclusive
5 days ago  By Jason Neville
<p>The Unified New Orleans Plan was supposed to unite seven separate, and often competing, official Hurricane Katrina rebuilding plans. But it has not been able to sidestep the controversial need to align the physical city to its shrunken population.</p>
Feb 14, 2007   Bloomberg News
<p>A historic New Orleans Catholic church lauded for its engineering ingenuity is now at the crossroads of recovery and respect.</p>
Feb 14, 2007   New Orleans Times-Picayune
<p>While planners and architects are giddy with the possibilities for sustainable development in New Orleans, the actual needs of the city's residents -- namely housing and jobs -- appear to have been forgotten.</p>
Feb 9, 2007   American Prospect via Alternet
<p>This report from <em>NPR</em> looks at the many factors that are delaying the disbursement of recovery and housing funds to hurricane victims in the Gulf Coast region.</p>
Feb 7, 2007   NPR
<p>As the community has roundly approved the Unified New Orleans Plan, coordinators of the recovery planning effort have announced that its costs could rise above $14 billion over the next decade. Exact funding sources have yet to be fully identified.</p>
Feb 4, 2007   The Times-Picayune
<p>The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the state of Louisiana recently a ribbon-cutting ceremony to announce the successful end of their cooperative efforts to restore devastated New Orleans back to its pre-hurricane squalor.</p>
Feb 2, 2007   The Onion
<p>New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin testified to a Senate committee recently that a lack of local control over federal funding is severely limiting the Gulf Coast recovery. He says he doesn't see the federal government's will to rebuild New Orleans.</p>
Jan 31, 2007   CNN
<p>Ed Blakely, New Orleans' recently named recovery czar, will have his hands full as a research fellow studying climate change as he manages the city's planning and reconstruction.</p>
Jan 26, 2007   AP via The Times Picayune
<p>Plans to demolish New Orleans' largest public housing complexes face strong opposition from residents.</p>
Jan 25, 2007   The Los Angeles Times
<p>Preservationists are working to save the city's historic homes, under threat from Katrina victims who are interested in building modern housing.</p>
Jan 23, 2007   The Los Angeles Times