There is a political battle brewing here on the gulf coast, between the famous New Urbanist Andres Duany, and Biloxi's mayor A. J. Holloway
From: New Urbanist praises Gulfport's patience
Biloxi a 'suicide,' he says
By RYAN LaFONTAINE
'New Urbanism guru Andres Duany said Gulfport's patience since Hurricane Katrina will pay off, unlike neighboring Biloxi, which has committed "urban suicide."'
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Here is what our Mayor Halloway says:
Holloway: Planner should be more respectful to
Mayor A.J. Holloway says he takes exception to insensitive comments made by New Urbanist Andres Duany in a one-source story that appears in today’s Sun Herald.
Duany, who spent two weeks in
“These are insensitive comments,” Holloway said, “and they are a slap in the face to the more than 200
Holloway said that Reviving the Renaissance committees considered Duany’s ideas and that the city welcomes private developers who embrace the New Urbanism concepts, but he agreed with residents who preferred a doable and realistic plan that was affordable.
“The economies and circumstances are different in
Holloway plans to address many of the community’s post-Katrina recovery accomplishments in his State of the City address on Feb. 11.