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Cottages become a growth industry

Governor's Commission report

Final team reports

January 18, 2007
Cities in Transition

August 23, 2006
Katrina Plus One
The Katrina Cottage Story

April 26, 2006

Six Months of Progress

January 16, 2006

Affordable Houses Address Gulf Needs

January 11, 2006

Katrina Cottage Unveiled

December 19, 2005
An Abundance of Follow-Up
Moss Point Mini-Charrette

December 3, 2005
CNU Teams Return

November 17, 2005
Final Team Reports Are Released

October 18, 2005
Journal: A Tremendous Start

October 17, 2005
Journal: Time's Up
Team Presentations

October 16, 2005
Journal: Community Input
Draft Community Plans
Architectural Designs

October 15, 2005
Journal: Plans Emerge

October 14, 2005
Journal: Focus on Design
Draft Community Plans

October 13, 2005
Journal: Teams Visit Communities
Draft Goals and Objectives

October 12, 2005
Journal: Renewal Forum Begins

Governor Enlists CNU

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The Mississippi Renewal Forum
By Governor Haley Barbour

October 11, 2005 -- Just over six weeks ago, Hurricane Katrina, the worst natural disaster in American history, struck our Gulf Coast and South Mississippi a grievous blow. Our state and our citizens bore the brunt of a hurricane more devastating than Camille, and the miles upon miles of utter destruction is unimaginable, except to those who have witnessed it with their own eyes, on the ground. ...

Read the Governor's entire message

The People

The Mississippi Renewal Forum was an unprecedented gathering of over 200 community leaders and committed professionals seeking responsible design options for the rebuilding of the homes, neighborhoods and communities devastated by Hurricane Katrina.

View the full list of participants

Charette Schedule

A general schedule appears below, or download the comprehensive version here [xls].

Tuesday, October 11, 2005
Arrival and set up

Wednesday, October 12, 2005
Teams form and begin

Thursday, October 13, 2005
Visit communities and meet stakeholders

Friday, October 14, 2005
Produce proposals

Saturday, October 15, 2005
Public team presentations with each community

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Monday, October 17, 2005
Public team presentations

Tuesday, October 18, 2005
Presentation to developers


The central studio for the Mississippi Renewal Forum was located at:

The Isle of Capri Casino Resort
151 Beach Boulevard
Biloxi, MS 39530

Located ten minutes south of I-10 on Highway 90.

"The Commission will lead, but local governments and the private sector will decide."
-Gov. Haley Barbour