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The Brewery Pod
Dryades/Oretha Haley Castle Corridor Study: Central City New Orleans
Higher Ground: Rebuilding the Lower 9th
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Liquid Urbanism: The New New Orleans
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A Strategy for Rebuilding New Orleans
          Urban Land Institute (ULI)

Tulane/Gravier Master Plan
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title   A Strategy for Rebuilding New Orleans
project team   Urban Land Institute (ULI)
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Bring New Orleans Back (BNOB)
Boysie Bollinger, Kim Boyle, Cesar Burgos, Joe Canizaro, Dr. Scott Cowen, Archbishop Alfred Hughes, Reverend Fred Luter, Wynton Marsalis, Alden McDonald, Dan Packer, Anthony Patton, Jimmy Reiss, Gary Solomon, Oliver Thomas, David White
project managers   Urban Land Institute (ULI)
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Bring New Orleans Back (BNOB)
Mel Lagarde, Barbara Major
date   October 2005 - January 2007
     
subject   urban design, urban analysis
site   New Orleans
     
description  
The first alternative plan to compete with ESF-14 was Mayor Ray Nagin’s Bring New Orleans Back (BNOB) committee, announced on September 30, 2005. The team, comprised of attorneys, academics, business people and church leaders, was tasked with overseeing the development of a rebuilding plan for New Orleans.

The gargantuan BNOB planning process was divided into several subcommittees. Widely regarded as the most important, the land-use subcommittee, chaired by developer Joe Canizaro, retained the Urban Land Institute (ULI) to develop a set of recommendations. The ULI released its final report on November 18, 2005. Among other recommendations, it made the politically poisonous suggestion of shrinking the footprint of New Orleans. Population projections showed that New Orleans could not hope to recover its pre-Katrina population for a number of years, and it would be prohibitively expensive to provide city services to distributed and far-flung communities. Thus, the ULI recommended that the lowest neighborhoods be converted to green space and presented a series of maps on which parks were shown as covering over certain low-lying neighborhoods.

In an election year, the Mayor wasted no time in publicly denouncing the ULI’s proposed smaller city. On November 28, he announced his intention to “rebuild all of New Orleans,” including the heavily flooded neighborhoods. Meanwhile, the BNOB committees continued their work. In December, Canizaro backed away slightly from the ULI recommendations, proposing an immediate moratorium on building permits in the most heavily damaged neighborhoods as well as a three year window for returning residents to prove the “viability” of their neighborhoods, after which properties would be acquired by a newly reinvigorated redevelopment agency. This “viability” window was later shortened to one year and again to four months before the land-use committee released its final report on January 11, 2006. The report recommended a budget of $12 billion for buyouts of private property and $3.3 billion for an extensive light rail system. Finally, it proposed that more detailed, neighborhood-based work be done by local architect Ray Manning and the Dean of Tulane University’s School of Architeture, Reed Kroloff. This new phase, which never got off the ground, was planned to begin in March, 2006.
     
link   project site (ULI)
project site (BNOB)
     
comments  

01/29/07
Brendan Nee
Berkeley, CA

Last semester, my friend (Jed Horne) and I did an independent study through our urban planning graduate school program at University of California, Berkeley. Come check out our webpage. It includes our analysis of the BNOB/ULI plans.

http://www.nolaplans.com/



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