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Old 08-20-2015, 03:29 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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NOLA has major problems, one, being below sea level, this place will not be around in 50-100 years, possibly sooner.
We'd never allow that to happen. It is alive and ticking. The amount of money and engineering we have put into an outer storm surge protection system is phenomenal.

A few points... it is not all below sea level and large parts of it are only below sea level by small amounts It will be easy to keep the city around for the near history (beyond 100 years).

A more pressing issue is keeping the wetlands in place that help protect it from hurricanes. We have channelized the Mississippi so much the silt and sediments that build the area up are no longer there. This is more important for the oil ports south of New Orleans in Plaqumines.
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Old 08-20-2015, 03:30 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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New Orleans does not compare well to Atlanta in any way, I love New Orleans to visit to live would be a nightmare. I would love to move to the ATL thou, its a great city for business, their economy is really good for my field.
New Orleans is a polarized city. It has some beautiful places to live... if you have the money.
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Old 08-20-2015, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Or is it strictly relegated to sports?
What would be interesting is if you, an outsider to both, asked this in the New Orleans forums to see what different reactions you'd get. Sadly, it might not pan out well. The New Orleans forum doesn't seem very active.
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Old 08-20-2015, 03:35 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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We'd never allow that to happen. It is alive and ticking. The amount of money and engineering we have put into an outer storm surge protection system is phenomenal.

A few points... it is not all below sea level and large parts of it are only below sea level by small amounts It will be easy to keep the city around for the near history (beyond 100 years).

A more pressing issue is keeping the wetlands in place that help protect it from hurricanes. We have channelized the Mississippi so much the silt and sediments that build the area up are no longer there. This is more important for the oil ports south of New Orleans in Plaqumines.
Gulf eats away at coast outside levee-protected New Orleans

http://www.startribune.com/gulf-eats...ans/321846541/
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Old 08-20-2015, 03:36 PM
 
Location: St Simons Island, GA
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This has come up before.
The answer is still no.
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Old 08-20-2015, 03:51 PM
 
Location: In your feelings
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New Orleans does not compare well to Atlanta in any way, I love New Orleans to visit to live would be a nightmare. I would love to move to the ATL thou, its a great city for business, their economy is really good for my field.
I lived there for a year. It's a beautiful city and a wonderful place to live if you can afford it. When I was ready to buy a house I picked Atlanta because I could get more for my money, though.
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Old 08-20-2015, 04:12 PM
 
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New Orleans does not compare well to Atlanta in any way, I love New Orleans to visit to live would be a nightmare. I would love to move to the ATL thou, its a great city for business, their economy is really good for my field.
Not true. In terms of tourism, conventions, and sporting events, the two match up pretty well as NOLA punches well above its weight in that category.
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Old 08-20-2015, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Not true. In terms of tourism, conventions, and sporting events, the two match up pretty well as NOLA punches well above its weight in that category.
Well in terms of conventions directly, Atlanta is more of a heavy player. We have larger and more well-rounded convention options with more (and cheaper) range of hotel and air fare.

New Orleans has the unique historical city that attracts more traditional... 'I just want to see the city' type of tourism and it gets good traffic from medium-size conventions that feed into that interest, but many of the larger ones will turn away at the higher costs or will simply be more interested in the trade of merchandise/doing business and will turn away from NOLA as well.
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Old 08-20-2015, 04:27 PM
 
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Well in terms of conventions directly, Atlanta is more of a heavy player. We have larger and more well-rounded convention options with more (and cheaper) range of hotel and air fare.

New Orleans has the unique historical city that attracts more traditional... 'I just want to see the city' type of tourism and it gets good traffic from medium-size conventions that feed into that interest, but many of the larger ones will turn away at the higher costs or will simply be more interested in the trade of merchandise/doing business and will turn away from NOLA as well.
I think trade shows in particular--which are typically larger-scale--do better in Atlanta, but NOLA serves conventions for professional, civic, religious, etc. organizations quite well.
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Old 08-20-2015, 06:39 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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What would be interesting is if you, an outsider to both, asked this in the New Orleans forums to see what different reactions you'd get. Sadly, it might not pan out well. The New Orleans forum doesn't seem very active.
I don't consider myself an outsider in either place - I have family in both cities and visit both quite often.
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