Louisiana

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3 days ago   Next City
<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
<p>Recovery czar Ed Blakely lays out his five-point plan for the city's comeback as residents endorsed a plan for rebuilding the city's neighborhoods.</p>
Jan 23, 2007   The Times Picayune
<p>Was pre-Katrina New Orleans unable to support its former population, and thus now -- as a smaller city -- better-positioned economically? Or is it in danger of losing its cultural identity without that population?</p>
Jan 22, 2007   The New York Times
<p>Noted L.A.-area scholar Ed Blakely helped Oakland and L.A. rebound from earthquakes; now he's turning to the resurrection of New Orleans. The Planinng Report features an interview.</p>
Jan 11, 2007   The Planning Report
<p>In his new job as the executive director for recovery management in New Orleans, Ed Blakely brings decades of experience and a few potentially controversial ideas.</p>
Jan 9, 2007   The Times Picayune
<p>Findings from a recent planning survey contradicts the plan to rebuild the community from scratch.</p>
Jan 8, 2007   Associated Press via Kansas City Star
<p>As rebuilding continues in New Orleans, many homes are being built in the floodplain without raised foundations, leading many to believe that the tough lessons learned during Hurricane Katrina have already been forgotten.</p>
Jan 6, 2007   The Washington Post
<p>Concerned that promised replacement housing will never materialize, displaced residents and low-income housing advocates are fighting the planned demolition of the city's public housing projects.</p>
Dec 27, 2006   International Herald Tribune
<p>With federal aid money wasted or tied up in the bureaucracy, and post-Katrina recovery promises left unkept, New Orleans remains an "open wound" and many of its residents are suffering from homelessness and a lack of basic services.</p>
Dec 26, 2006   Truthout (from New York Times)