Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Week 8 - Site + Context Analysis

fly through tour of new orleans with landmarks for Google Earth (download):

Site analysis along "Inner Harbor Navigation Canal" showing the rise in level of the water in case of global warming or catastrophic hurricane!


One could surmise that in the aftermath of New Orleans, chaos would ensue. Reports came out of the damaged city that crime had actually dropped proportionally more than the estimated population. This news hit as host cities for the displaced citizenry reported slight increases in crime. Houston, in particular, saw crime rates surge after welcoming in the refugees:

While officials would not directly attribute the crime incidents to the influx of people, the crime statistics themselves bore this out directly. But other rhetoric rose out of the calamity and despair - intonations of racial and economic bias against certain portions of the population.



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