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    Brad Pitt Wants To See New Orleans Green Again!

    And gee, I was kinda' hoping, first, that we might be able to ensure all of the corpses are collected and affordable housing was under construction ....

    From Global Green USA ...

    NEW ORLEANS, LA, APRIL 20, 2006 – Global Green USA and Brad Pitt announced today that they are teaming up to sponsor a design competition to provide an opportunity for talented architects, urban planners, designers, ecologists and students to put forward a creative yet practical vision for New Orleans neighborhoods. Participants will be asked to put forth designs using green principles for the reconstruction of several New Orleans neighborhoods including a multi-use community center, single family home and multi-family housing.
    “It is our hope that this competition will generate and uncover new and innovative ideas which will advance the practicalities of responsible architecture, as well as spark a long overdue rebuilding effort for the people of New Orleans,” said Brad Pitt. “Honoring the traditions of this unique city and the voice of its residents, our goal is to create designs -- and ideally built projects -- for neighborhoods which are stable, beautiful, sustainable and affordable. This competition asks the question can this catastrophe be turned into opportunity? Can we create for these neighborhoods and its families something even better than they had before? We encourage anyone with an idea to get involved.”

    This is all well and good, but methinks the people of New Orleans need some more immediate assistance. And I would have thought this would have been right up Angelina's alley!
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    Re: Brad Pitt Wants To See New Orleans Green Again!

    Well nine years after San Francisco was completely destroyed by an Earthquake in 1906, the city was host to the 1915 Pan Pacific World's Fair. A CITY was competely BUILT (again) FROM SCRATCH.

    San Franscisco began "tearing down and rebuilding" immedieatly.

    It's been more than 7 months since New Orleans was flooded, and NOT only do we NOT hear dirt flying, we don't hear anything except this.

    Well, I say good for you, and good for Brad Pitt for putting his money and passion where his heart is.

    It's a far cry from what the people of New Orleans are getting from their elected officials.

    Regardless of Party.

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    Re: Brad Pitt Wants To See New Orleans Green Again!

    Quote Originally Posted by centexfarmer
    Well nine years after San Francisco was completely destroyed by an Earthquake in 1906, the city was host to the 1915 Pan Pacific World's Fair. A CITY was competely BUILT (again) FROM SCRATCH.

    San Franscisco began "tearing down and rebuilding" immedieatly.

    It's been more than 7 months since New Orleans was flooded, and NOT only do we NOT hear dirt flying, we don't hear anything except this.

    Well, I say good for you, and good for Brad Pitt for putting his money and passion where his heart is.

    It's a far cry from what the people of New Orleans are getting from their elected officials.

    Regardless of Party.

    Perhaps a good point, although considering that San Francisco was 100 years ago, the comparison is a bit awkward. When you mention the people of New Orleans and their elected officials, I'm sure you are including their FEDERALLY elected officials.

    Regardless of party, of course.

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    Re: Brad Pitt Wants To See New Orleans Green Again!

    Yeah, sounds great. This IS immediate assistance. Time to rebuild.

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    Re: Brad Pitt Wants To See New Orleans Green Again!

    Glad to see what one of the organizations that I like to support, Global Green USA, is doing. Thanks for the update.

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    Re: Brad Pitt Wants To See New Orleans Green Again!

    Quote Originally Posted by centexfarmer
    Well nine years after San Francisco was completely destroyed by an Earthquake in 1906, the city was host to the 1915 Pan Pacific World's Fair. A CITY was competely BUILT (again) FROM SCRATCH.

    San Franscisco began "tearing down and rebuilding" immedieatly.

    It's been more than 7 months since New Orleans was flooded, and NOT only do we NOT hear dirt flying, we don't hear anything except this.

    Well, I say good for you, and good for Brad Pitt for putting his money and passion where his heart is.

    It's a far cry from what the people of New Orleans are getting from their elected officials.

    Regardless of Party.


    Centex, you don't want my rant as an Architect on why you cannot rebuild a city on that schedule anymore.

    (Think about these for sec.... city zoning ordinances, landscape ordinances, local health department review, local fire department review, local water/sewer district review, local franchise utility review, local storm water management review, local building code review, state fire marshal review, state historical commission review, state building code review, state elevator review, state boiler operator review, state health department review, environmental impact study, watershed/state flood plain study, phase one environmental assement review, phase two environmental testing, asbestos abatement plan, labor standards, OSHA standards, EPA standards.... and I'm making this list thinking about current agency work list for just one particular project!!!)

    And no, you haven't heard anything, but there is actually a fair amount going on there, particularly in the transportation/infrastructure areas. You just have to have trade magazines, and not mainstream press, to see any of it.

    And also as an Architect, I'm just delighted that Brad has thought of asking us to think green. What a new idea to our industry! We haven't put any effort at all into that in the last 10 to 15 years!!!

    (Sorry, apparently I'm cross tonight.... not at you... but when we as a society add an incredible amount of red tape to a process, and then fuss about it being slow, it drives me up the wall!)

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    Re: Brad Pitt Wants To See New Orleans Green Again!

    Also for those who may be interested in how the US design/construction industry is tackling green/sustainable building issues...

    The LEED certification system is administered through the USGBC. The system allows points to be earned in a variety of categories, ranging from energy and water consumption to the use of sustainable products. Acquiring a certain number of points (independently reviewed) gets you a certain level accreditation. While technically voluntary, a number of governmental and corporate owners are directing their design and construction teams to attain a certain level of LEED certification.

    The standards are evolving as they look at the particular challenges of different building types - for instance, it's difficult to use solar power or natural ventilation in a hospital.

    The development of a standard is also allowing better coordination with US codes, which are generally stricter (or more accurately, more proscriptive)... than those in Europe or Japan.

    Here's a bit more info for those interested:

    http://www.usgbc.org/DisplayPage.aspx?CategoryID=19

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    Re: Brad Pitt Wants To See New Orleans Green Again!

    Dear Brad Pitt,

    The tens of thousands displaced by Hurricane Katrina don't need any advice from Hollywood - no matter how well intentioned that advice may be.

    Before you (or any other celebrity "Expert") start telling the citizens of New Orleans that they should rebuild their homes "in a certain style", give them the means to pay for those homes.

    What the displaced residents, businesses and property owners of New Orleans and the entire Gulf Coast REALLY need is a ruling by a Federal Judge that Hurricane Katrina was, in fact, a Hurricane.

    Throughout the Gulf Coast region, Insurance Companies are denying payment to thousands of their policy holders.

    The companies "claim" that most of the damage was NOT caused by Hurricane Katrina (which would be covered), but by flooding (which is NOT covered).

    It's hard enough to rebuild your life after a disaster of this magnitude.

    It's impossible to do so when you are homeless, unemployed and broke.
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    Re: Brad Pitt Wants To See New Orleans Green Again!

    Quote Originally Posted by maltese
    Centex, you don't want my rant as an Architect on why you cannot rebuild a city on that schedule anymore.

    (Think about these for sec.... city zoning ordinances, landscape ordinances, local health department review, local fire department review, local water/sewer district review, local franchise utility review, local storm water management review, local building code review, state fire marshal review, state historical commission review, state building code review, state elevator review, state boiler operator review, state health department review, environmental impact study, watershed/state flood plain study, phase one environmental assement review, phase two environmental testing, asbestos abatement plan, labor standards, OSHA standards, EPA standards.... and I'm making this list thinking about current agency work list for just one particular project!!!)

    And no, you haven't heard anything, but there is actually a fair amount going on there, particularly in the transportation/infrastructure areas. You just have to have trade magazines, and not mainstream press, to see any of it.

    And also as an Architect, I'm just delighted that Brad has thought of asking us to think green. What a new idea to our industry! We haven't put any effort at all into that in the last 10 to 15 years!!!

    (Sorry, apparently I'm cross tonight.... not at you... but when we as a society add an incredible amount of red tape to a process, and then fuss about it being slow, it drives me up the wall!)
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    Re: Brad Pitt Wants To See New Orleans Green Again!

    The problem with the rebuilding of San Francisco was that it was done under the same corrupt local government and graft system from before the 1906 quake. It was for the most part not built to withstand another quake and when the next big one hits will be similarly fucked.

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    Re: Brad Pitt Wants To See New Orleans Green Again!

    Here's a solution to New Orlean's problem that to some may appear to be a tad off the wall.
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    Given Bush's propensity for taking over other countries hostile to the United States and the fact that most of New Orleans is below sea level:

    Why don't we just invade Cuba, then line up freighters, fill them with Cuba's topsoil and use it to raise New Orlean's elevation. It's kinda like killing two birds with one stone. Since Cheney is so fond of killing birds, Bush can put him in charge of the post-invasion logistics with a fat no-bid Halliburton contract to boot.

    I mean if we're going to take other peoples land, then let's literally take it and haul it back to the United States.

    Your thoughts?

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    Re: Brad Pitt Wants To See New Orleans Green Again!

    Update from E Online ... (apologies for the source, but it was the most detailed article)

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    Brad's Big Easy Pitt Stop

    by Josh Grossberg
    Sep 1, 2006, 10:45 AM PT


    A river runs through it and Brad Pitt wants to do everything he can to shore it up for future generations.
    The Hollywood hunk visited New Orleans on Thursday to reveal the winner of a design contest he sponsored to build eco-friendly housing in the Crescent City's devastated neighborhoods.

    Pitt, who headed a jury made up of architects and city residents, announced that the winning blueprint was submitted by Matthew Berman and Andrew Kotchen of Workshop/APD of New York City.

    The 42-year-old actor praised the pair's plan for using environmentally sound architectural concepts to construct low-income, affordable housing for poor residents in New Orleans' hard-hit Lower Ninth Ward.

    Berman and Kotchen's winning design features six single-family housing units, 12 multifamily units, a community center and playground along with a pedestrian bridge that traverses the neighborhood to the top of the levee.

    Pitt, who has said in the past he would have become an architect if it weren't for his early acting success, said he was committed to helping rebuild the Big Easy from the havoc wrought by Hurricane Katrina.

    "This is a social justice issue," Pitt told reporters. "In a catastrophe, you help the most vulnerable first, and we failed to do that."

    So, in April he teamed up with environmental nonprofit Global Green USA to launch a design competition, which he partly underwrote with $100,000 of his own money. More than 100 individuals and architectural films submitted their plans and, by July, contest officials had whittled down the list to six finalists.

    Pitt appeared at the conference alone, although Angelina Jolie accompanied him to the bayou.

    "We're going to be spending a lot of time down there," he said, expressing hope that construction would be underway this fall.

    Pitt said the couple planned to spend the next several months in New Orleans, since he's due to start filming The Curious Case of Benjamin Button on location in the city in November. The fantasy drama is based on the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel and will reunite him with his Fight Club director, David Fincher. Pitt is currently wrapping up filming in Los Angeles on Ocean's Thirteen.

    The actor, who said he would stop by to oversee the project, also chipped in an extra $100,000 that would cover the cost of the prize money, $75,000 of which will be awarded to the winning architects, while the two runner-ups received $7,500 each and certificates of commendation.

    The winning plan featured distinctive New Orleans-style architecture and such building materials as recycled textiles aimed at reducing energy consumption and lowering health risks like asthma, while exceeding city and state codes for hurricanes and floods.

    In a separate interview on NBC's Today show, Pitt expressed dismay at the slow pace of recovery in New Orleans and said eco-friendly designs can play an important role in the region's revitalization.

    ""We're a country of great ingenuity. And the fact that we can't get in there and clean up this quagmire is ridiculous. And it's shameful," Pitt said.
    He explained that he was a big fan of Berman and Kotchen's design because it could easily be applied to other neighborhoods.

    "Where it really wins is that, if done properly, we can completely get rid of the idea of an energy bill," Pitt continued. "You can cut your energy bill down 65 percent just by the way you position your house, the way you structure it for air flow and insulation and shielding from the sun, and again, the material you use."

    Pitt also said it was rewarding "to actually be able to have some small hand in improving anyone's life."

    "I'm a father now. What that does to you is make you more aware of other children and the plight of other families," he added.

    "I believe that there is a responsibility if we truly believe--and that's the question that this is putting to the test, especially here in New Orleans--do we really believe that someone else's life matters as much as our own? And the answer to me is obvious."

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    Re: Brad Pitt Wants To See New Orleans Green Again!

    is it wrong to hope that we here in the boston area get hit by a hurricane so brad can come up and visit us?

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    Re: Brad Pitt Wants To See New Orleans Green Again!

    brad pitt makes me sick

    hes a overrated actor

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    Re: Brad Pitt Wants To See New Orleans Green Again!

    Holland do you have something on-topic to add, or are you just pecking at the keys randomly again?
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    Re: Brad Pitt Wants To See New Orleans Green Again!

    is it true they now have a huge dyke built there that is pretty safe?or do they need others?

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    Re: Brad Pitt Wants To See New Orleans Green Again!

    Quote Originally Posted by holland View Post
    is it true they now have a huge dyke built there that is pretty safe?or do they need others?
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    Re: Brad Pitt Wants To See New Orleans Green Again!

    I say fill the flood plain in with dirt and cut our losses. There's no law stating that a city must be located in such a flood-prone place.

    Humans can be so stupid.

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    its a port so it makes sense to rebuild it, i suppose -its a major port

    not about lesbians no

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDsmagik View Post
    I say fill the flood plain in with dirt and cut our losses. There's no law stating that a city must be located in such a flood-prone place.

    Humans can be so stupid.
    JD, I can appreciate your opinion on this, but you really are staking claim to an opinion without researching it.

    New Orleans is where it is because of the Mississippi River. By applying your logic we should discontinue all traffic on the Mississippi? This is one of the largest transportation corridors in the country.

    By your logic should we close I-95 because it's so close to the coast? Perhaps we should move San Francisco to Utah where it would be further from a faultline. Should we close airports in Boston, Detroit and Minneapolis because it snows real bad in the winter?

    If I'm coming across as flip I apologize. I just had to point out how vital New Orleans is as a port.
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    Re: Brad Pitt Wants To See New Orleans Green Again!

    I don't think traffic on the Mississippi 'requires' a city at the mouth.

    It just sounds ridiculous to me to rebuild a city that's below sea level, below river level, and below lake level (they're surrounded!)

    That being said, no, I don't think (for instance) we should level San Fancisco or L.A. because they are on a fault line, but, if they are someday 70% destroyed by one, then I think it's a bit foolish to rebuild there.

    Of course these are just ideas of mine, I really don't expect New Orleans to be abandoned. Obviously, there's no such thing as a perfect world. There's no such thing as a completely safe city. However, I firmly believe in the adage "hindsight is 20/20" and "learn from your mistakes."

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    Quote Originally Posted by CGHJ View Post
    Yeah, sounds great. This IS immediate assistance. Time to rebuild.
    This isn't really assisting, as much as a celebrity imposing his pie-in-the-sky vision on the world. Do the people whose homes have been destroyed really care if their new toilet is low-flush, or that their sod roof reduces energy consumption and CO2 emissions and what not? Green architecture is great and all, but it is usually considerably more expensive than traditional design. And when you consider the economic circumstances of the average denizen of New Orleans who lost their home, Pitt's vision is a little unrealistic.

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    I think the potential occupants would be thrilled to find out that their utility bills each month have been drmatically reduced.

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    Re: Brad Pitt Wants To See New Orleans Green Again!

    Quote Originally Posted by JDsmagik View Post
    I don't think traffic on the Mississippi 'requires' a city at the mouth.

    It just sounds ridiculous to me to rebuild a city that's below sea level, below river level, and below lake level (they're surrounded!)

    That being said, no, I don't think (for instance) we should level San Fancisco or L.A. because they are on a fault line, but, if they are someday 70% destroyed by one, then I think it's a bit foolish to rebuild there.

    Of course these are just ideas of mine, I really don't expect New Orleans to be abandoned. Obviously, there's no such thing as a perfect world. There's no such thing as a completely safe city. However, I firmly believe in the adage "hindsight is 20/20" and "learn from your mistakes."
    it could make sense to have such a major port and the dutch have towns below sea level with massive dikes -but it takes money and we dont have the money

    it was spent on illegal aliens medical and iraq war i suppose -blame bush fool

    of course he wants the spp.gov and the huge highways which will put longshoremen out of work anyway

    maybe he hates the dutch way and like the roads which are the queintisential ameri-trash way

    bush-thanks for nothing ,but cheap chinese trinkets and crap culture

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