29 Nov '11, 1pm

Galveston

Galveston

Three years ago, Hurricane Ike wiped out much of Galveston, Texas , including over 500 affordable homes administered by the city’s Housing Authority. Faced with the task of starting over, the Authority began to rethink how it might improve upon its old public housing model. With the help of McCormack Baron Salazar , a prominent national developer of economically integrated city neighborhoods, and Urban Strategies , a planning and management firm specializing in inclusive urban redevelopment, the result has been a process called Working Together for Galveston . The project’s vision statement is a model of learning from the past to create a more resilient, sustainable, and inclusive future: “Working Together for Galveston is about a vision for the future of Galveston. It’s about integrating the potential of the future with the richness of the past. It’s about honoring the pa...

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