New Orleans Even in New Orleans we have been saying for years that the devastation of Hurricane Katrina and even the recovery has fallen off the front pages, but on the 8th anniversary, even in the local papers you have to search for any mention of the storm, and elsewhere the date is passing unnoticed, even [...]
Rock Creek Yes, I still read Katrina books, even as we are fast approaching the beginning of the 9th year since the storm on August 29, 2005. Having written one myself, I respect the small fraternity of writers who have tried with varying success to put their arms around the disaster and somehow wrestle lessons [...]
Robert Moses, seated at left in 1959, used his position as head of the Mayor's Committee on Slum Clearance to mass-produce thousands of units of public housing, often near the shoreline.
Quito One of the ironic outcomes of recent disasters, whether New Orleans or now New York, is that the public, policy makers, and politicians [...]
New Orleans In The Battle for the Ninth Ward: ACORN, The Rebuilding of New Orleans, and the Lessons of Disaster, published last year, I had added the Lessons appendix as more and more community-based organizations sought to meet the challenges of the unexpected natural disasters that are cropping up all around us, whether in the [...]
New Orleans In the days when New Orleans had a daily paper, it might have been a big issue that hundreds of thousands of dollars in out of state money has flooded one particular school board race. Perhaps not, because those were also the days before Katrina when 100% of the schools in New Orleans [...]
New Orleans After Katrina and the continual start-and-stop-and-slow rebuilding process in New Orleans with side trips and explorations to Kobe and more recently cities in Eastern Japan after those earthquakes and the tsunami attacks, and other cities near and far, I have come to believe that the way governments, established institutions, and community and popular organizations [...]