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Aug 20, 2010
via The Great Debate UK

“Dutch dialogue” aids New Orleans restoration


-Han Meyer is Professor of Urban Design at Delft University of Technology.  He has been a principal organiser of the ‘Dutch Dialogues’ with New Orleans since 2005 and is Editor of ‘New Orleans-Netherlands:  Common Challenges in Urbanised Deltas’. The opinions expressed are his own.-

In August 2005, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita devastated large swathes of the U.S. Gulf Coast and overwhelmed New Orleans causing what then-U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff described as “probably the worst catastrophe, or set of catastrophes” in U.S. history.

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      "Han Meyer is a professor at Delft University of Technology. He has worked with the authorities in New Orleans and Louisiana since 2007 on the re-development and reconstruction of New Orleans."
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