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Introduction: New Orleans and the Design Moment

WithJacob A. Wagner & Michael Frisch

As participants in the recovery process in NewOrleans, we have wrestled with the

above question in our applied planning and design research over the past four

years. As the Editors of this special issue, our goal is to encourage scholarly

reflection about our professional, pedagogical, political, and personal responses to

the disaster and what lessons we can glean from this experience for urban design.