Hurricane Katrina

April 6, 2010, 6am PDT
Nearly five years after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, the bungled recovery effort offers lessons to Haiti and Chile as they recover from more recent natural disasters, according to this piece from Allison Arieff.
The New York Times
April 5, 2010, 10am PDT
After Katrina, the entire city of New Orleans had an opinion on how planning should move forward. With many groups intervening and making recommendations, is there too much planning going on?
The Design Observer
March 31, 2010, 10am PDT
The environmental and infrastructural conditions that brought about the flooding of New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina in 2005 remain today, and have the potential to cause similar devastation, according to this piece.
Places
December 30, 2009, 6am PST
The Infrastructurist finishes its list of the top infrastructure stories from the past decade.
The Infrastructurist
November 20, 2009, 9am PST
A federal judge has ruled that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' mismanaged maintenance of the Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet was the cause of flood damage in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.
New Orleans Times-Picayune
November 19, 2009, 10am PST
A judge rules in favor of plaintiffs who lost their homes to Hurricane Katrina in a case against the Army Corps of Engineers, saying they failed to properly maintain a navigation channel.
The New York Times
November 13, 2009, 12pm PST
A video interview with Ed Blakely, former New Orleans recovery czar, reveals some tensions with the city, its officials, and its people that hindered the recovery process.
New Orleans Times-Picayune
October 19, 2009, 8am PDT
Housing development, architecture and community building have found a new learning lab in the lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans.
The Atlantic
September 1, 2009, 6am PDT
Recovery in New Orleans doesn't just mean rebuilding the city as it was before Hurricane Katrina. Some see the process as creating an entirely new city.
The New York Times
August 2, 2009, 7am PDT
Entrepreneurs are flocking to New Orleans, a boom that some expect to help bring employment levels 98.8% of the way back to pre-Hurricane Katrina levels by 2016.
The New York Times
July 28, 2009, 12pm PDT
Rebuilding is underway in New Orleans. But not with huge conglomerates running the show. Most of the work is being done by non-profits, startups and other community-based organizations.
WorldChanging
July 8, 2009, 11am PDT
The Lakeview neighborhood of New Orleans was deluged in the post-Katrina flooding. Today, a new community emerges with traditional renovations living side-by side with unique contemporary buildings.
The Times-Picayune
June 16, 2009, 9am PDT
Thousands of families who are still living in temporary trailers after Hurricane Katrina face uncertainty in their housing this summer.
The Boston Globe
June 5, 2009, 10am PDT
Hurricane victims on the Gulf Coast can still live in government-provided trailers to buy their temporary homes for only $1, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency.
Los Angeles Times
May 10, 2009, 9am PDT
FEMA has sent eviction notices to thousands of people in emergency trailers in New Orleans. The temporary shelter was designed to house homeowners while their homes were repaired, but many remain unfinished.
The New York Times
Feature
March 23, 2009, 5am PDT
Roberta Brandes Gratz
Blog post
February 8, 2009, 9am PST

New Orleans is still struggling, especially its hard-hit Lower Ninth Ward. The economic recession has been bad news for development all over the world, and it's really not helping things down in New Orleans. The federal government's broke, states are cutting costs, and local government is practically bankrupt. But even in tough times, there is one place where business always seems to be good and money's always flowing: the movie industry. Maybe New Orleans should look to Hollywood as a means to recovery. It has the money, it has the incentive, and it's proven that it actually has the power to make it happen.

Nate Berg
January 31, 2009, 7am PST
In the slow recovery from Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans is finally getting into the green movement.
MSNBC
December 18, 2008, 6am PST
In New Orleans' Ninth Ward, Hurricane Katrina's devastation is painfully evident. But a philanthropic homebuilding effort led by actor Brad Pitt aims to help the neighborhood rebuild. The first homes in that effort have just completed construction.
Architectural Record
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