March 15, 2007

Laissez-faire urban planning?

This article by a native of Cuba about the unique challenges of the rebuilding and cultural restoration of New Orleans is insightful and encouraging to read. At least some people get it. The city's obvious Caribbean character - well, obvious to some of us - may be irreplaceable; but I sure as hell hope not. It would be a major loss to the planet. Realizations such as those mentioned in the article can only help in the attempt to do the right thing. Thanks to my bro', Larry, for the heads up on this.

I linked to this because understanding the once and future cultural identity of New Orleans is important. We'll get back to more music this weekend. . . .

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great article Dan. Thanks for posting a link to it. The author brings a fresh perspective to the rebuilding of the city that actually makes sense. Too bad it won't be adopted - nothing else that's being tried seems to be working.

George in NOLA

4:51 PM, March 15, 2007  
Anonymous Jipes said...

Thanks Dan ! Nice article and good prospective on New Orleans future. There is also a nice interview of Harry connick Jr and Brandford Marsialis in the Off Beat issue about the Musician's village and the credits problems Quite informative!

10:57 AM, March 21, 2007  
Blogger Jeff said...

Hey Dan, I love your blog. You should know that Duany is pretty controversial with residents and progressives. Here's a link to an anti-Duany article. Keep up the great work!

10:57 PM, March 26, 2007  

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