Saturday, October 2, 2010

Corps 'official' spits, says work 'oughta' hold a while~The New Orleans Levee
~Satirical writing class with Levee editor Rudy Vorkapic

Miss River dredging budget may be cut by $22 Million ~Richard Thompson

LSU keeps eye on marsh~Amy Wold
~Editilla still gotta'Axe~ What Would Ivor Say? WWIS?

20th Anniversary of Coastal Wetlands Planning, Protection and Restoration Act ~Gambit

Out of Crisis, Opportunity
~Clancy DuBos, Gambit

"Kickstart" this idea: Signage Depicting Imaginary Building Uses In NOLA ~YatPundit

Oil spill still a problem in Plaquemines

BP, despite stock going up, dragging its feet on claims, La. officials say
~Hat Tweet~WhoDat35

Oil and dispersant “PERMANENTLY restructured” coastal areas in Alaska — “Much, much smaller” amount than in Gulf (VIDEO)~Florida Oil Spill Law
~Editilla By the Waylas~ Thanks for the Hat Tip!

Oil Spill's Size Swells
~Chemical & Engineering News

Cappy Goes Up in a Basket
~Special Thanks~ Oil Drum

Architects render the future of work in New Orleans
~Newsweek has published an audio-visual view of the "Future of Work" in three American cities: New York, Los Angeles and New Orleans. They asked three architectural firms in each of the cities to answer the question, "What will our cities look like in 2030?" The plans for New Orleans by Eskew+Dumez+Ripple, Perkins+Will, and Mathes Brierre offer exciting answers to the question.
~Editilla Recommendellas~Please do follow these very cool animations.

Revenue Estimating Conference won't have much time to challenge figures
~Bruce Eggler

Mardi Gras as we know it is endangered ~NOLAFemmes

"Check, please." "Cash only."
~Kevin Allman, Gambit

Sunday's Second Line Parade: Family Ties ~Gambit
~Editilla Relaxellas, Congrooviates~ It's OK, Gentle'rillas.
We can all calm down now. Apparently Big Red Cotton just couldn't get her password into the NEW AND IMPROVED GAMBIT WEBSITE THINGY (<:>) But Big Chief Allman assures us that our Lustrous 2nd Lioness ain't going no where, and will be right back at Gambit this week. Whew says I!

Voice of the Wetlands festival aims to make some noise for Louisiana's national treasure~Laura McKnight
~Locals and visitors can enjoy the cultural bounty of Louisiana's wetlands as Houma blues musician Tab Benoit again showcases local music, art, food and hospitality in efforts to gain attention and aid for the fragile coast.
“It's our rally. It's our cry for help,” Benoit said of the upcoming Voice of the Wetlands Festival, which draws thousands to bayou country each year.
The 7th Annual Voice of the Wetlands Festival is scheduled from 5 to 10 p.m. Oct. 8; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 9; and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Oct. 10 on the grounds of Southdown Plantation, 1208 Museum Drive, Houma.

Numbers: Migrations, From Birds to Whales to Humans~Hat Tweet~oceandog

"Pooka's Poppies", acrylic on watercolor paper, 14 x 11" ~Polly Jackson

University of Mississippi Press these days is all about Jazz!


K. said...

A guest speaker in my health policy class mentioned that Katrina had enabled public health officials to learn a great deal about how to respond to natural disasters. Thanks to the Ladder, I knew to raise the point that people in New Orleans didn't think of Katrina as a natural disaster. He took the point immediately and made the point that infrastructure safety and wetlands health can and should be thought of as part and parcel of the public health system.

Editilla said...

Thanks K!
Indeed, it is the failure of Federal Infrastructure, and subsequent Flooding of the entire city, that convinced me that Public Health depends DIRECTLY on solid Infrastructure.

Another example could be Inter-city Interstates, wherein Public Health declined drastically, consistently, anytime an Interstate was run through the heart of a city.
You can even see this on Satellite photos, in the same way a Pathologists would count cancer cells on a blood-sample slide.

I believe not that it isn't just Failure of Infrastructure but as important How and Where it is built.

Editilla said...

Typo correction:
I believe noW that it isn't just Failure of Infrastructure but as important How and Where it is built.

K. said...

Even though I overused the word "point" already, you make another good point. I'm learning that one of the problems with the overall U.S. approach to health care is that it is individual-centric as opposed to population-centric. Considered from the perspective of allows us to think about health care in a different light and -- if you ask me -- with more imagination.