Rebuilding New Orleans – Start With Culture

A New Orleans commission says that rebuilding the city ought to start with rebuilding its culture. “After the devastation wreaked by Hurricane Katrina in late August, “no one doubts that the first order of business for New Orleans is to rebuild the levees and address the enormous need for shelter,” the report says. “But it is New Orleans culture, our musical, visual, culinary, architectural, literary and graphic arts, that has always drawn people to visit, to live in, and to invest in our city. And it is our culture that will bring back the city that we love.”