Last month we walked with the Mardi Gras Indians by the landscape of change.

Public Housing

With all the talk of the buildings coming down I found little discussion of the impact of “changing the public space”:, and what that means for future walks through the City. “I found this lecture series very interesting”:

In it they discuss the reconfiguration of public space and what that means for “8 blocks in Chicago”: “I found this article from 2003”: which seems to suggest that the plans for Stateway would set policy for the rest of Public Housing nationwide. This “map”: illustrates a little of what I am talking about.

The buildings may be gone but who was there before will continue to struggle with identity and place.

Karen Gadbois

Karen Gadbois co-founded The Lens. She now covers New Orleans government issues and writes about land use. With television reporter Lee Zurik she exposed widespread misuse of city recovery funds and led...