Sunday, January 08, 2006

Feet Don’t Shrink

There has been a lot of talk about the footprint of New Orleans shrinking. I don’t see how that can happen.

New Orleans’ footprint is already laid out. If the city decides not to rebuild New Orleans East and the Lower Ninth Ward, these areas will still be there. They will just be abandoned. They won’t become green space on their own. And they won’t become marshland. You don’t create an ecosystem like the marshes by designating them.

The land will be there, so people should live there. I don’t understand why it’s taking so long to figure that out.


ashley said...


Make the pilings higher, but rebuild the 9th.

Sophmom said...

Gotta have a plan. *sigh*

Evacuee said...

I don't think that the city thinks that areas will be totally abandoned, but there are certainly areas that should be light industrial and have other uses than they currently do, due to the way our city grew over the centuries. Neighborhoods like the lower 9th ward should be light industrial, with access to the river, to transportation, and to residential areas.