Category Archives: New Orleans

A Field Trip to Post-Katrina New Orleans, “the City that Care Forgot” (2006)

New Orleans has been called “The Crescent City,” “The Capital of the Caribbean,” and “The City that Care Forgot.” But it is probably best known as “The Big Easy.” In late-August and early-September, 2005, much of the Big Easy was … Continue reading

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Reading the City

Imagine you want to know more about a particular city. Perhaps you have just arrived from some other place, or maybe you’re curious because you plan to move to it. What is the city’s story? How did it come to … Continue reading

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The Bridge to Gretna: Three Faces of a Case

James A. Throgmorton. 2008. Planning Theory & Practice 9, 2 (June): 187-208. This paper explores diverse ways in which social scientists help to construct the meaning of particular events (or cases). It does so by focusing on an incident that … Continue reading

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