New Orleans

October 28, 2008, 12pm PDT
New Orleans residents this Election Day will decide whether to grant the "force of law" to the city's master plan, making it more difficult for officials to make amendments and exceptions for specific projects. The master plan has yet to be written.
New Orleans Times-Picayune
October 25, 2008, 1pm PDT
Following the Ikea model, home builder John Sawyer is bringing a new -- and cheaper -- process to affordable housing in New Orleans.
The Christian Science Monitor
October 16, 2008, 12pm PDT
New Orleans homeowners have begun receiving letters from the Army Corps of Engineers demanding that they remove objects that obstruct nearby levees' rights of way, including fences and trees. If history repeats itself, this may get messy.
The Times-Picayune
October 9, 2008, 8am PDT
The economic crisis is the latest hindrance to stall rebuilding efforts in New Orleans. From issues of boosting homeownership to restoring tourism, the Big Easy's road to recovery is looking bumpier than ever.
USA Today
October 7, 2008, 2pm PDT
In post-Katrina New Orleans, a fine line exists between razing potentially deadly structures, and harnessing a zeal for wholesale redevelopment.
New Orleans City Business
October 5, 2008, 7am PDT
Since the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, public transit in New Orleans has struggled to rebound. With few riders, service expansions can't be justified. But with diminished service, fewer view transit as a viable option.
Next American City
September 8, 2008, 7am PDT
Housing -- or the lack of it -- remains a major issue in post-Katrina New Orleans.
Mother Jones
September 1, 2008, 11am PDT
With Hurricane Gustav reaching land Monday, nearly 2 million people have been evacuated from coastal Louisiana. The evacuation is being hailed as a vast improvement from the effort three years ago during Hurricane Katrina, but some residents remain.
New Orleans Times Picayune
August 30, 2008, 5am PDT
Three years later, Hurricane Katrina has had lasting effects on New Orleans. It's also taught America some lessons about how to react to natural disasters -- and how not to.
Governing
July 16, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>New Orleans officials say they have enough grants and private funds to move forward on a "Great Lawn" park for the city, functioning as a gathering place and a link to other attractions.</p>
New Orleans Times-Picayune
June 23, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>This story from <em>NPR</em> looks at a new bike lane in New Orleans, and other efforts the city is taking to update its street infrastructure.</p>
NPR
June 16, 2008, 2pm PDT
<p>Chevron is moving its New Orleans offices from downtown to a brand new, "eco-friendly" campus- opening up the discussion of whether new construction is ever greener than staying put.</p>
New Orleans Business News
May 29, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>By some counts, the number of homeless people in New Orleans has more than doubled since Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005. Aid workers are hoping a bill in Congress will bring extra aid to the struggling city.</p>
The New York Times
April 25, 2008, 12pm PDT
<p>As proposals for big-box retail projects mount in New Orleans, many small business owners who are returning to the city worry about the coming competition. A documentary is currently being filmed about the recovering city's business atmosphere.</p>
New Orleans Times-Picayune
April 2, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>One year after the city announced its broad redevelopment plans, many are unhappy with the rate of recovery in New Orleans.</p>
The New York Times
March 23, 2008, 1pm PDT
<p>This report from <em>NPR</em> looks at the efforts of one educator to help rebuild communities in New Orleans by rebuilding the city's charter school system.</p>
NPR
March 21, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>The vast levee system under construction by the Army Corps of Engineers may not be sufficient to protect New Orleans as the climate continues to change.</p>
Grist
March 20, 2008, 8am PDT
<p>Actor Brad Pitt's efforts to rebuild housing in New Orleans are not just flashy PR, but rather a reminder that architecture can make a difference, according to this article from <em>Metropolis</em>.</p>
Metropolis Magazine
March 2, 2008, 5am PST
<p>New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin has a new solution for the homeless people living in the tent city near the French Quarter: Move them into barracks.</p>
Raw Story
November 19, 2007, 8am PST
According to new analysis of satellite data, Hurricane Katrina destroyed 320 million trees. Dead trees will release about 367 million tons of carbon dioxide as they decompose.
Los Angeles Times