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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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