Monthly Archives: February 2013

Response to “Environmental Justice”

I really enjoyed homosapienswalkingwonders analysis of Wright’s interview.  I agree that one of the main themes of her interview was the connection between environmental problems and the effect they have on the poor. While reading the article, it struck me, … Continue reading

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Response to: Flying Above and Beyond Simple Service

I thought that flyingsquirreleater’s commentary on the Beverly Wright interview was very interesting. While I wholeheartedly agreed with their conclusion, which stated that “Ultimately, at the bare minimum, we are all humans, and as such should be able to relate … Continue reading

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Response to “Really? In Today’s World?”

This launch post addressed the article New Orleans: Poor Residents Suffer Deepest Impact of Hurricane Katrina, and brought up points that rose questions for me. I agree that we need to question why we have not protected the poor when … Continue reading

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Response to “Can a City Have a Soul?”

The issue that this post seems to be addressing is the tensions of history and the negative implications it had on our cities. There’s no disputing that the standard of living in the Lower Ninth Ward were entirely unacceptable and … Continue reading

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Launch Post: Environmental Justice

The interview with Beverly Wright titled “Fighting for Environmental justice” brought the issue of environmental justice to light. Personally I have always been interested with environmental issues and the effects of mankind on the environment. I find it interesting to … Continue reading

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Really? In Today’s World?

After reading Un-Habitat’s New Orleans: Poor Residents Suffer Deepest Impact of Hurricane Katrina, I realized that the natural disaster in New Orleans was about more than I ever thought.  At first glance, this article is about hurricane Katrina and the … Continue reading

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Can a city have a soul?

The UNHabitat article about the history of New Orleans was quite fascinating. I think that it touched well on the problem of housing by addressing not only the quality of the housing but also the location and history. The fact … Continue reading

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