Curves Ahead

Reichard, Peter
August 2006
Planning;Aug/Sep2006, Vol. 72 Issue 8, p6
Trade Publication
The article describes the state of post-Hurricanes Katrina and Rita planning and redevelopment initiatives in New Orleans, Louisiana. Senator Mary Landrieu states that their first priorities have been to restore, rebuild and improve the levee system that has protected the city and parts of south Louisiana for over 200 years. Their second priority has been to secure funding through a flexible scheme. However, planning efforts have been split by opposing parties since the beginning. Due to alleged friction in the relationship between Governor Kathleen Blanco and Mayor Ray Nagin, New Orleans created its own local planning vehicle. In addition, other issues have emerged including the role of the city planning commission and delays inland-use permit applications.


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