SPUR Lunchtime Forum: New Orleans: rebuilding in an era of climate change

"New Orleans is a natural case study for examining the consequences of global climate change up close and personal. Edward Blakely, former recovery chief for the City of New Orleans, focuses on the inter-relationships of ecological, social, economic and environmental re-planning in one of America’s most important regions."

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New Orleans Activist Embarks on 1600-Mile Bike Ride for the Gulf

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Malik Rahim says Americans need to change their lifestyles and move away from fossil fuel dependence. The BP oil gusher in the Gulf of Mexico provides a fitting backdrop for the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina on August 29. Who better to connect the two disasters than longtime New Orleans community organizer Malik Rahim, who […]

This Week in Livable Streets Events

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The BART strike was averted, and what better way to celebrate than with an exciting week of livable streets events. Here’s a taste of what’s in store. Monday: CCSF Bike Repair Class. CCSF is offering a full-semester class involving repair, maintenance, customizing bikes for hilly San Francisco riding, building bike stands and truing stands and […]

SPUR Evening Forum: URBANbuild Local Global: An innovative model for rebuilding and good design in New Orleans

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"URBANbuild Local Global documents the work of URBANbuild, a comprehensive two-year program at Tulane University School of Architecture initiated to actively support the rehabilitation of New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. URBANbuild Local Global, literally a double-sided book, reconnects local research, analysis and design for New Orleans with a broader framework that embraces […]