Cultural Ecology in the New New Orleans



This article considers the renewed relationship between architecture, environmentalism and ecology in the context of the post-Katrina rebuilding process of New Orleans. After introducing the city’s pre- Katrina architectural history, the analysis examines three interventions at varying levels of scale (single block, larger neighbourhood and entire city). Having concluded this analysis it then argues that the recent trend towards environmental considerations in architectural design runs the risk of remaining cosmetic if fundamental relationships to landscape, place and community are not adequately incorporated into design.


How to Cite: Morris, B. (2011) “Cultural Ecology in the New New Orleans”, field. 4(1).