Thanks to data-driven innovations funded with a $4.2 million grant in 2011 from the Bloomberg Philanthropies, New Orleans dropped its murder rate by 20 percent between 2012 and 2013.
Sep 13, 2014   Co.Exist
<p>As the community has roundly approved the Unified New Orleans Plan, coordinators of the recovery planning effort have announced that its costs could rise above $14 billion over the next decade. Exact funding sources have yet to be fully identified.</p>
Feb 4, 2007   The Times-Picayune
<p>The Federal Emergency Management Agency and the state of Louisiana recently a ribbon-cutting ceremony to announce the successful end of their cooperative efforts to restore devastated New Orleans back to its pre-hurricane squalor.</p>
Feb 2, 2007   The Onion
<p>New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin testified to a Senate committee recently that a lack of local control over federal funding is severely limiting the Gulf Coast recovery. He says he doesn't see the federal government's will to rebuild New Orleans.</p>
Jan 31, 2007   CNN
<p>Ed Blakely, New Orleans' recently named recovery czar, will have his hands full as a research fellow studying climate change as he manages the city's planning and reconstruction.</p>
Jan 26, 2007   AP via The Times Picayune
<p>Plans to demolish New Orleans' largest public housing complexes face strong opposition from residents.</p>
Jan 25, 2007   The Los Angeles Times
<p>Preservationists are working to save the city's historic homes, under threat from Katrina victims who are interested in building modern housing.</p>
Jan 23, 2007   The Los Angeles Times
<p>Recovery czar Ed Blakely lays out his five-point plan for the city's comeback as residents endorsed a plan for rebuilding the city's neighborhoods.</p>
Jan 23, 2007   The Times Picayune
<p>Was pre-Katrina New Orleans unable to support its former population, and thus now -- as a smaller city -- better-positioned economically? Or is it in danger of losing its cultural identity without that population?</p>
Jan 22, 2007   The New York Times
<p>Noted L.A.-area scholar Ed Blakely helped Oakland and L.A. rebound from earthquakes; now he's turning to the resurrection of New Orleans. The Planinng Report features an interview.</p>
Jan 11, 2007   The Planning Report
<p>In his new job as the executive director for recovery management in New Orleans, Ed Blakely brings decades of experience and a few potentially controversial ideas.</p>
Jan 9, 2007   The Times Picayune