New Orleans Officials Unveil Rebuilding Plan

Calvin Alexander Jr. addresses the Bring New Orleans Back Commission

hide captionCalvin Alexander Jr. addresses the Bring New Orleans Back Commission during a public meeting unveiling the city's plan for rebuilding, Jan. 11.

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Rebuilding Strategy

City leaders in New Orleans have unveiled an ambitious, $18 billion blueprint for rebuilding the hurricane-ravaged Crescent City. The plan calls for new development, a light-rail network, revamped schools, and investment in parks and open space.

But its most controversial proposal creates a process for deciding which neighborhoods will be rebuilt, and which may have to be abandoned. The 17-member Bring New Orleans Back commission largely side-stepped that issue for now. Instead, it sets up 13 districts where residents will work with planners to explore opportunities for rebuilding and work to determine how many people ultimately will come back.

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