Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Disaster Vernacular

The Times reports on a new Post-Katrina housing vernacular, Post Storm or Disaster Vernacular. A useful article for all of the various flooding groups.

"The result is precisely the hasty, haphazard aesthetic that some planners warned would emerge unless officials seized on Katrina as an opportunity to rethink the Crescent City in a more systematic fashion. But to many people who live here, some construction is better than none, whatever form it takes. Although about a quarter of the population has yet to return, at least some people are coming home."

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