Posted January 16th 2011 at 7:55 pm by
in Historic Preservation in New Orleans, New Orleans, Postcard Questions, Thesis Chronicles

Postcard from New Orleans

Postcard Questions on CoLab Radio

Laura is passing out these postcards while in New Orleans this week as part of her MIT masters thesis project on preservation and public housing redevelopment. You can read some of her posts on New Orleans from this summer.

Please comment on this blog post with an answer to the question on the postcard:

Thousands of public housing apartments were demolished in post-Katrina New Orleans, many of them in historic buildings from the 1940s. New replacement housing was constructed, but communities were displaced and historic buildings destroyed.  What was lost and gained in the demolition?

Also, we can send you some cards to distribute in your community. Email Laura at

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