Reshaping New Orleans: The Shape We’re In, The Shape We’ll Take

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Guests on ReSHAPING NEW ORLEANS are Stephen D. Villavaso, local planner who worked on Unified New Orleans Plan (UNOP); David Dixon FAIA, a Boston, MA planner who worked on the UNOP; LaToya Cantrell, President of the Broadmoor Improvement Association; John Snell, host and WVUE-TV Fox8 News Anchorman; David Voelker, board member on the Louisiana Recovery Authority (LRA); Dr. Edward J. Blakely, Executive Director of the Office of Recovery and Development Administration for New Orleans and Donald E. Powell, former Federal Coordinator of Gulf Coast Rebuilding.

David Voelker, Dr. Edward Blakely and Donald E. Powell field questions from professional and citizen planners who helped craft the city’s recovery blueprint.

Dr. Blakely says that the “…Citywide Strategic Recovery and Redevelopment Plan has to match our intentions.” ( The Times-Picayune, July, 26, 2007) What are those intentions? What form will they take as the ReSHAPING OF NEW ORLEANS begins?

  • Is the Citywide Strategic Recovery and Redevelopment Plan more than just thoughts and words on paper?
  • Can it really serve as a practical, workable blueprint to rebuild the city into the community that all residents and neighborhoods want?

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Baptist Community Ministries

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