September 15, 2005, 12pm PDT
The city of New Orleans is one of America's masterpieces and should be rebuilt.
September 15, 2005, 11am PDT
The BBC reports that city officials plan to rethink the urban geography of New Orleans in order to make it stronger and better than ever.
September 15, 2005, 10am PDT
In the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina some see an opportunity to reinvent a major American city.
September 15, 2005, 8am PDT
Architects and urban planners start thinking about designing the form of a rebuilt New Orleans.
September 15, 2005, 7am PDT
Republican leaders propose the development of a comprehensive and ambitious 'Marshall Plan' for hurricane-ravaged Gulf Coast region.
Congressional Quarterly Today
September 14, 2005, 1pm PDT
What's behind the socio-economic disparity in environmental planning -- and emergency response to environmental disasters? Slow Katrina evacuation fits pattern of injustice during crises.
September 14, 2005, 10am PDT
A federally sponsored project had simulated the toll a Category 3 hurricane would have on New Orleans well before Katrina hit.
September 14, 2005, 8am PDT
Columnist Neal Peirce recommends an individual who, as a federal "super manager," has the ability to forge new understandings in Louisiana while being sensitive to social and racial issues.
The Washington Post Writers Group
September 14, 2005, 5am PDT
Major data providers are compiling lists of deals connected to properties in the 90,000 square miles ravaged by Katrina.
September 13, 2005, 12pm PDT
Hurricane Katrina devastated historic districts, properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and numerous other historicall important buildings.
September 13, 2005, 5am PDT
Thousands of New Orleans businesses and residents have relocated to the 'New Baton Rouge', 75 miles to the northwest.
September 12, 2005, 1pm PDT
Can New Orleans be rebuilt neighborhood by neighborhood based on their historic building types, wonders architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne.
September 12, 2005, 12pm PDT
Flooded areas are saturated with oil, heavy metals and toxic waste.
September 12, 2005, 11am PDT
Some nimble private companies -- like Wal-Mart and The Sun Herald -- have contingency plans in place for a hurricane.
September 12, 2005, 7am PDT
Despite the rhetoric about rebuilding, there are far too many economic, social and land use forces at work that will prevent New Orleans from returning to its former glory, writes Joel Garreau.
September 12, 2005, 6am PDT
Klaus Jacob argues that we must face scientific facts before planning New Orleans' future.
September 9, 2005, 10am PDT
Patrick Doherty disagrees with New York Times columnist David Brooks' suggestions for rebuilding New Orleans. He argues that a redevelopment plan for New Orleans should adopt three urban planning concepts and lead the way for other U.S. metro areas.
September 9, 2005, 9am PDT
Can New Orleans rebuild its gritty charm without recreating 'hyperconcentrations of poverty'? Many fear the New Orleans will become a sanitized version of its past.
September 9, 2005, 8am PDT
With federal aid available, pet redevelopment projects are now possible. Some worry that a rebuilt New Orleans will lose its distinct character.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (via Wall Street Journal)
September 9, 2005, 8am PDT
David Brooks argues that Hurricane Katrina has created an opportunity to address urban poverty.