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.
Nov 20, 2009 New Orleans Times-Picayune
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.
Nov 13, 2009 New Orleans Times-Picayune
Plans to redevelop a section of the Mississippi Riverfront in New Orleans have been approved and construction could begin by the end of 2009.
Jan 16, 2009 New Orleans Times-Picayune
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.
Oct 28, 2008 New Orleans Times-Picayune
<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>
Jul 16, 2008 New Orleans Times-Picayune
<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>
Apr 25, 2008 New Orleans Times-Picayune
<p>A year-late plan by the Army Corps of Engineers to restore the Louisiana Gulf Coastline is being slammed by critics.</p>
Apr 11, 2008 New Orleans Times-Picayune
<p>The city wants to remove unused warehouses and port-facilities and open up several miles of its riverfront for public enjoyment.</p>
Apr 7, 2008 New Orleans Times-Picayune
<p>Already lagging behind Mississippi, Louisiana has finally approved the construction of 75 "Louisiana Cottages" (AKA Katrina Cottages) as an alternative to FEMA's temporary trailers, long thought to be a sub-standard and undignified form of housing.</p>
Oct 31, 2007 New Orleans Times-Picayune
<p>Two years after Hurricane Katrina, the state of the city's architectural future remains in flux.</p>
Aug 28, 2007 New Orleans Times-Picayune