[FoRK] Rebuilding New Orl^H^H^HVenice

Elias Sinderson elias
Thu Sep 22 12:26:37 PDT 2005


In all this talk of rebuilding New Orleans; why am I the only one who 
seems to believe that they should accept all the water and rename the 
city to 'New Venice'?

Decades of (mis)engineering the flow of the mighty Mississippi, allowing 
the barrier islands to all but disappear, etc. is at least partly 
responsible for the current catastrophe. Why are people so intent on 
setting the area up for a repeat performance?

New Venice could be both a world-class city _and_ more in harmony with 
the natural realities of the region...


In disbelief,
Elias



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