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Community Rebuilding in New Orleans
This piece from Worldchanging looks at the current state of rebuilding efforts in the hurricane-damaged city, where the grassroots are the dominant force.
"It's no surprise that the volume of rebuilding activity is high: federal funds are pouring in for just this purpose. The surprise is how that volume is playing out, through small organizations who are daring enough to allow for experimentation and who know the value of strong partnerships. This network of non-profits and start-ups is taking on the daunting challenge of rebuilding while respecting the identity and character of a place so rich with history."