Rebuilding New Orleans: for Whom?

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Thu, 02/16/2006 - 12:32.
03/09/2006 - 08:30
03/09/2006 - 12:00

The devastation of whole neighborhoods of New Orleans raised the most uncomfortable race and class issues inherent in our cities.  This forum will explore the fundamental question:  What does the exposure of deep-seated race and class issues and the ambivalent national response teach us about the value we place on our nation’s cities, the people who live there, and the public policies that helped to shape those cities?

In the near future, New Orleans will almost certainly be smaller.  How can planners make sure smaller will be better?  Can the rebuilding of New Orleans be a model for other cities?  What are the lessons for other cities facing population decline?  How can the tragedy of New Orleans become an opportunity to correct past mistakes, to develop more progressive urban policies, consciously building communities of opportunity for all residents?
This forum is free and open to the public, but registration is requested. 

For detailed information and to register or call 216.523.7330


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