Evolutionary or Revolutionary


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The Role of a Traditional Sense of Place and Lessons Learned in the Recovery of Post-Katrina New Orleans Neighborhood

Bob Berkebile
AIA 2011 New Orleans Preconvention Workshop
New Orleans, LA

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Evolutionary or Revolutionary

  1. 1. r<br />evolutionary<br />evolutionary<br />or<br />:<br />The Role of a Traditional Sense of Place and Lessons Learned <br />in the Recovery of Post-Katrina New Orleans Neighborhood<br />Bob Berkebile FAIA | BNIM: 2011 AIA National Architecture Firm Award <br />
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  14. 14. “This disaster is not set to happen in some science fiction futuremany years ahead, but in our lifetime. Unless we act now. . . these consequences, disastrous as they are, will be irreversible.”<br />- Tony Blair, 2006<br />
  15. 15. Principal sources of GHG<br />
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  19. 19. We shall require a substantially <br />new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive.<br />Albert Einstein <br />
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  21. 21. Holy Cross<br />New Orleans, LA<br />
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  24. 24. NOLA Compact neighborhood| Global Green USA<br />
  25. 25. Global Green<br />New Orleans, LA<br />
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  27. 27. Make It Right<br />New Orleans, LA<br />
  28. 28. Make It Right<br />New Orleans, LA<br />
  29. 29. Make It Right<br />New Orleans, LA<br />
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  33. 33. Historic Green<br />New Orleans, LA<br />
  34. 34. Green Collar Jobs<br />Workforce Development<br />Horticultural Infrastructure<br />Wetland Regeneration<br />Stormwater Innovation<br />
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  38. 38. City of Greensburg<br />Kansas<br />City of Greensburg<br />Kansas<br />Growth<br />A community that opens its doors to new residents and visitors without affecting the values and lifestyles of its current residents.<br />Renewal<br />A community that makes proactive decisions that use this opportunity to reverse the decline of the community and build a progressive city with a strong future.<br />Water<br />Treat each drop of water as a precious resource.<br />Health<br />Improve quality of life by promoting a healthy and active lifestyle.<br />Energy<br />Promote a high level of efficiency in new construction and look to renewable options for generation.<br />Wind<br />Greensburg’s vast wind resources are part of an emerging economy and should be harvested.<br />Built Environment<br />Build a town that encourages interaction between residents, welcomes guests and serves as a model community. New development should be durable, healthy and efficient. City projects will lead the way by becoming examples of green practices that are built to last.<br />Community<br />A progressive community that offers urban services within the unassuming feel of a rural, Midwestern community.<br />Family<br />A community that provides opportunities for its young people in the way of jobs, education and recreation as reasons to stay in Greensburg.<br />Prosperity<br />A community where entrepreneurial spirit, customer service, and a sustainable economy permeate the business sector and where residents, travelers, and tourists enjoy a full line of locally owned businesses that provide jobs and services to an exceptional example of small town America.<br />Environment<br />A community that recognizes the importance of the natural environment and balances the need for growth and economic development with the maintenance and improvement of the environment.<br />Affordability<br />An up-to-date, affordable rural community where housing plans and strategies incorporate energy-efficient design and materials and serve as a regional and national model for integrating residents of all ages and needs with services of all kinds.<br />
  39. 39. Promote a high level of efficiency in new construction and look to renewable options for generation.<br />
  40. 40. Streetscape<br />Greensburg, Kansas<br />
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  42. 42. Kiowa County School<br /> Greensburg, KS<br />THE BUILDING SYSTEM<br />
  43. 43. Kiowa County School<br /> Greensburg, KS<br />
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  46. 46. The best way to predict the future is to design it.<br />Buckminster Fuller<br />Join the discussion : facebook.com/connect.BNIM<br />