publication . Article . 2008

Longer View: Planning for the Rebuilding of New Orleans

Robert B. Olshansky; Laurie A. Johnson; Jedidiah Horne; Brendan Nee;
Open Access
  • Published: 30 Jul 2008
Abstract
Problem: Catastrophic disasters like Hurricane Katrina disrupt urban systems, economies, and lives, and pose huge problems for local governments and planners trying to organize and finance reconstruction as quickly and effectively as possible. Purpose: This article aims to summarize the key planning challenges New Orleans faced following the August 29, 2005 flooding in order to identify lessons planners can apply following future disasters. Methods: In this case study we sought to observe key decisions about the recovery as they unfolded. Collectively, we spent months in New Orleans in 2005, 2006, and 2007, and interviewed leaders of all the planning efforts to ...
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free text keywords: Geography, Planning and Development, Development, Urban Studies, Disaster planning, Engineering, business.industry, business, Flooding (psychology), Urban system, Environmental planning, View planning, Hurricane katrina, Operations management
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