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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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Monday, October 17, 2005 - The work of almost 200 participants - land planners, architects, transportation specialists, environmentalists, economic experts, code consultants and community engagement advisors- comes to a highly anticipated conclusion today, as representatives from the eleven designated communities arrive at 1:00pm for a series of team presentations.

After five long days and even longer nights, "there's a lot of confidence in this room," said Bill Lennertz, executive director of the National Charrette Institute in Portland, Oregon. NCI trains leaders in the focused planning process represented by the Mississippi Renewal Form. "We have so much information we could make these presentations go all day."

The work generated over the five days "always astounds the clients," said Andres Duany, leader of the design team. "This is very typical. No one ever realizes how much work is generated in five days."

And the bottom line: "I think after the presentation people's self-esteem will increase," said Michigan-based retail consultant Robert Gibbs. "People all over the country will realize how wonderful this part of the Gulf is. It's a highly desirable place that will attract tens of millions of dollars of investment in the next generation. They are about to be discovered. Their responsibility is to understand they don't have to take whatever comes along. They can raise the bar for developers, and developers will take the charge seriously."

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