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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
2 days ago  By Jason Neville
<p>New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin has appointed as the city's new recovery czar Edward J. Blakely, the man who played an instrumental role in recovery planning after the 1989 San Francisco Bay Area earthquake and the 1991 Oakland fires.</p>
Dec 6, 2006   The Times Picayune
<p>Travel writer Matt Gross reports on the state of tourism in New Orleans.</p>
Nov 28, 2006   The New York Times
<p>The demolition of New Orleans public housing, which many argue are superior to the New Urbanist style mixed-income communities that are slated to replace them, is being challenged by residents who believe they are being pushed out of the city.</p>
Nov 21, 2006   By Christian Madera
<p>Sluggish government response and a reliance on market forces have failed to resolve the housing crisis faced by thousands of Gulf coast residents, argues a recent editorial.</p>
Nov 21, 2006   The New York Times
<p>After spending 72 hours in New Orleans, Charles Shaw finds a city in "desperation."</p>
Oct 22, 2006   Scoop
A model home here that gives Katrina's displaced an alternative to trailer living is starting to take the country by storm.
Oct 6, 2006   The Christian Science Monitor
In an effort to maintain their pre-Katrina quality of life, the St. Bernard Parish Council recently imposed restrictions on homeowners from renting to those who are not blood relatives. The Parish is now facing lawsuits from housing advocates.
Oct 5, 2006   The Times Picayune
This article from <em>Governing Magazine</em> looks at the planning process along the Gulf Coast as cities and towns look to rebuild, but struggle to decide what to rebuild into.
Oct 4, 2006   Governing Magazine
City leaders in New Orleans are looking to the stars of architecture to help recreate the city's all-but ignored riverfront at the mouth of the Mississippi River.
Oct 2, 2006   The Times-Picayune
The reconstruction of New Orleans is also reconfiguring the city's demographics.
Sep 27, 2006   The Slatin Report