The Inevitable City

The Inevitable City

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After seven years of service as the president of Tulane University, Scott Cowen watched the devastation of his beloved New Orleans at the hands of Hurricane Katrina. When federal, state, and city officials couldn't find their way to decisive action, Cowen, known for his gutsy leadership, quickly partnered with a coalition of civic, business, and nonprofit leaders looking to work around the old institutions to revitalize and transform New Orleans. This team led the charge to restore equilibrium and eventually to rebuild. For the past nine years, Cowen has continued this work, helping to bring the city of New Orleans back from the brink. The Inevitable City presents 10 principles that changed the game for this city, and, if adopted, can alter the curve for any business, endeavor, community--and perhaps even a nation.This is the story of the resurgence and reinvention of one of America's greatest cities. Ordinary citizens, empowered to actively rescue their own city after politicians and government officials failed them, have succeeded in rebuilding their world. Cowen was at the leading edge of those who articulated, shaped, and implemented a vision of transformative change that has yielded surprising social progress and economic growth: a drowned city identified with the shocking images of devastation and breakdown has transformed itself into a mecca of growth, opportunity, and hope.11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 7 GROW DAT . Emilie Taylor, Tulane City Center design project manager for Grow Dat, says architecture ... SEEDocs-Grow Dat, How Our Work Promotes Love and Forgiveness (video interview), entry/tulaneuniversity. ... DRLA carried out a social impact assessment of the BP oil spill on gulf communities, funded by Oxfam America, ... See also http://gnoinc. org/wp-content/uploads/2010 Year. In Review.pdf. . Film New Orleans, Mayora#39;s Office ofanbsp;...

Title:The Inevitable City
Author: Scott Cowen, Betsy Seifter
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2014-06-10

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