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By The Washington Post

The aftermath was once nearly as devastating because the typhoon itself. within the ten years on the grounds that typhoon Katrina hit the Gulf Coast, New Orleans has replaced greatly, and The Washington publish returns to the zone to take the total degree of the city's lengthy, bothered, inspiring, unfinished comeback.

When storm Katrina hit the Gulf Coast on Aug. 29, 2005, it wrenched greater than 1000000 humans from their houses and endlessly altered New Orleans—one of the country's cultural capitals. It reordered the city's economic system and inhabitants in ways in which are nonetheless being felt at the present time. What replaced? And what used to be misplaced within the intervening decade?

Dozens of Washington publish writers and photographers descended on New Orleans whilst Katrina hit, and lots of of these related newshounds went again for the anniversary. What they discovered used to be a thriving urban, buttressed through a brand new $14.5 billion advanced of sea partitions, levees, pump stations and outfall canals. What they heard was once that, whereas a few mourn the lack of the recent Orleans' soul and authenticity, others—who observed a determined want for development even ahead of the storm—welcome the rebuilding of latest Orleans into America's newest tech hub.

This insightful, elegiac publication, then, is either a back and forth examine New Orleans' comeback, filled with the voices of these who have been driven through Katrina's winds in instructions they by no means imagined.

"The urban, on stability, is much better off than earlier than Katrina," says Jason Berry, a prolific New Orleans writer.

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Durch Kunstprojekte zu begegnen sucht (Borries u. a. 2011). 5 Die wuchernde Stadt – Megacities und informelle Strukturen Die Stadt am Ende des Mittelalters hatte nur im Ausnahmefall mehr als 10 000 Einwohner; am Beginn des Industriezeitalters mochten schon viele die Grenze von 100 000 überschritten haben. Mitte des 21. Jahrhunderts wird mehr als die Hälfte, nach manchen Schätzungen bis zu drei Viertel der Menschheit in Stadtagglomerationen wohnen, die nur noch zu einem geringen Teil in ihrer Entwicklung als geplant oder gesteuert bezeichnet werden können.

1. Architektur: Stadtplanung und Städtebau Stadtplanung im modernen Sinne setzt erst am Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts ein, als angesichts der ausufernden Industriearchitekturen zunächst wieder die Schönheit des Stadtbilds thematisiert wurde (Sitte 1889) und daraus bald darauf das Bedürfnis erwuchs, den gesamten Planungsprozess, der zuvor noch überwiegend in der Hand privater Projektentwickler lag oder durch städtebauliche Wettbewerbe geregelt wurde, von Staats wegen umfassend zu ordnen und zu gestalten (Bodenschatz 2009).

Deswegen ist es nicht erstaunlich, dass die Organisation dieses Handels auf Märkten das Zentrum solcher frühen Stadtstrukturen bildet (Meckseper 1982; Herzog 1964). Architektonische Zeichenbauten sind zuerst die Markthallen mit den Marktgerichten, später der Rathauskomplex, der aus diesen Frühformen hervorgeht. Das Wachstum der frühen Städte wird von der Stadtbefestigung bestimmt, welche die wachsende Stadt zugleich schützt und einschnürt. Die bewusst gestalteten und zeichenhaften Stadttore markieren den Übergang von der rohen ländlichen Existenz in die verfeinerte städtische Kultur.

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