Fw: PBS special on New Orleans tomorrow
----- Forwarded by Asha Weinstein/SJSU on 09/01/2005 04:12 PM -----
There will be a special program on efforts to control flooding in New Orleans
years. It will be on PBS:
" With the death toll rising and the damage estimates in the billions, NOW
reports on why
New Orleans was virtually defenseless against hurricane Katrina. On Friday,
2, 2005 at 8:30 P.M. on PBS (check local listings), NOW explores how one of
civil engineering projects in US history-the levying of the Mississippi
River-set off an
environmental chain reaction that helped destroy the natural barrier
Orleans from catastrophic storms. "
The central question is: could this disaster have been avoided in a more
one which doesn't believe markets know all and solve all?
Dave Johnson, FAICP
Prof. Emeritus, University of Tennessee