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Surname 1 Student Name: Professor’s Name: Class: Date: Sustainability 1. The following is an account of how the Envision quality of life category could earn and/ or qualify for credit for the planning and/ or rebuilding activities in post- Katrina rebuilding. The ratings and credits are according to draft ENVISION v 3.0. Post-hurricane Katrina activities can score a high credit in the planning and/ or rebuild activities to improve quality of life. For that to be realized, then during the planning phase, significant research should be conducted so as to make sure that no public risk is generated through the construction of the levees facilities. As such the research ought to encompass geochemical evaluation of the compatibility of water for the prevention of seepage in addition to a number of test cycles. Ultimately, incorporating the aspects of constructing strong levees to provide reliable strength will provide long-term stability for the growing population of New Orleans and in turn, stimulate sustainable development and growth (Saville, Miller and Brumbelow 501). In addition, the planning and rebuilding activities could improve the credit of sustainable growth and development as well as the credit for public health and safety by taking sustainability as an explicit objective in the planning as well as the design process for post-Katrina rebuilding activities. Extra measures need to be taken into account that will intentionally limit access to site access, wayfinding, mobility as well as public transportation to the rebuilding sites (Gotham 633-646). Post-Katrina rebuilding activity planning also can improve its score on the quality of life category through the production of a view plan of prior and after rebuilding for the credit improved quality of life. 2. The following is an account of how the Envision leadership category could earn and/ or qualify for credit for the planning and/ or rebuilding activities in the post- Katrina rebuilding. The ratings and credits are according to draft ENVISION v 3.0. Post-hurricane Katrina activities can score a high credit in the planning and/ or rebuild activities in providing for stakeholder involvement. This credit can earn higher score if the post- Katrina rebuilding planning activities take into consideration plus allowing high-level input from all parties concerned, the business community around New Orleans as well as all public consumers (Bertera 50-53). For the credit Provide for effective leadership and commitment, the planning activities for rebuilding post- Katrina should take into account sustainability as the primary objective in the course of planning as well as design in order to get the highest score. In addition, means of prolonging the viability of the rebuilding activities over a useful period are essential to incorporate into the planning activities so that high credit scores can be achieved in the sustainability credit. In addition, in the
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  • Fall '16
  • Prof Datuk Dr Shahrin
  • Water management, Envision

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