Joel Garreau wrote a provocative article in the Washington Post that’s lit up the Web and — thanks to Potter, our office. We’re thinking about a rebuilding show for tomorrow, one that takes into account many of Garreau’s points: tourist New Orleans vs. poverty ravaged New Orleans; race and class in 21st century American urban planning; the checkered history of previous attempts at rebuilding cities; and, above all, what it means, past the feel-good phrase itself, when we talk about “rebuilding.”
Ideas — and blog posts, and possible guests, and recommended reading — are, as always, welcome.
What a difference a day makes. We have three guests now, including Joel Garreau, and are refining the shape of the hour.
Reporter for the Washington Post
[On the phone from Virginia]
Author of The Land That Could Be
President and CEO of the Orton Family Foundation
Research Affiliate at MIT’s Department of Urban Studies and Planning
[In a studio in Manchester, VT]
New Orleans native and second generation developer
[On the phone from Houma, LA]