(I’ll be on vacation through August 10th, so this will be my last post for a while.)
For the final project of my Introduction to New Urbanism class, I had the opportunity to critique the Mississippi Renewal plan for the city of Gulfport. In August of 2005, Hurricane Katrina devastated several communities along the coast of Mississippi. In October of 2005, the Governor of Mississippi called upon leaders from the Congress for New Urbanism to lead the Mississippi Renewal Forum as an effort to create a plan to rebuild and revitalize the region. Below you’ll find my critique and the slides I used for my presentation in class earlier today. WARNING: I have never been to Mississippi, so my knowledge of Gulfport and the surrounding region is based on what I gathered from reading the Mississippi Renewal plans and other sources online.