September 14, 2005, 10am PDT
A federally sponsored project had simulated the toll a Category 3 hurricane would have on New Orleans well before Katrina hit.
September 14, 2005, 8am PDT
Columnist Neal Peirce recommends an individual who, as a federal "super manager," has the ability to forge new understandings in Louisiana while being sensitive to social and racial issues.
The Washington Post Writers Group
September 14, 2005, 5am PDT
Major data providers are compiling lists of deals connected to properties in the 90,000 square miles ravaged by Katrina.
September 13, 2005, 12pm PDT
Hurricane Katrina devastated historic districts, properties listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and numerous other historicall important buildings.
September 13, 2005, 5am PDT
Thousands of New Orleans businesses and residents have relocated to the 'New Baton Rouge', 75 miles to the northwest.
September 12, 2005, 1pm PDT
Can New Orleans be rebuilt neighborhood by neighborhood based on their historic building types, wonders architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne.
September 12, 2005, 12pm PDT
Flooded areas are saturated with oil, heavy metals and toxic waste.
September 12, 2005, 11am PDT
Some nimble private companies -- like Wal-Mart and The Sun Herald -- have contingency plans in place for a hurricane.
September 12, 2005, 7am PDT
Despite the rhetoric about rebuilding, there are far too many economic, social and land use forces at work that will prevent New Orleans from returning to its former glory, writes Joel Garreau.
September 12, 2005, 6am PDT
Klaus Jacob argues that we must face scientific facts before planning New Orleans' future.
September 9, 2005, 10am PDT
Patrick Doherty disagrees with New York Times columnist David Brooks' suggestions for rebuilding New Orleans. He argues that a redevelopment plan for New Orleans should adopt three urban planning concepts and lead the way for other U.S. metro areas.
September 9, 2005, 9am PDT
Can New Orleans rebuild its gritty charm without recreating 'hyperconcentrations of poverty'? Many fear the New Orleans will become a sanitized version of its past.
September 9, 2005, 8am PDT
With federal aid available, pet redevelopment projects are now possible. Some worry that a rebuilt New Orleans will lose its distinct character.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (via Wall Street Journal)
September 9, 2005, 8am PDT
David Brooks argues that Hurricane Katrina has created an opportunity to address urban poverty.
September 9, 2005, 7am PDT
Will New Orleans and the devastated region around it be rebuilt on the hollow premise of cheap oil and suburban sprawl?
September 9, 2005, 5am PDT
Baton Rouge, LA is experiencing an explosive real estate boom as the the city of 400,000 takes in an estimated 100,000 from the parishes of southern Louisiana. 250 homes are sold in one day.
September 8, 2005, 2pm PDT
Jack Schafer argues that Katrina may amount to "creative destruction," and that "[o]nly a sadist would insist on resurrecting this concentration of poverty, crime, and deplorable schools."
September 8, 2005, 1pm PDT
While much attention is being focused on rebuilding and repair, focus should also be placed on regaining the culture.
September 8, 2005, 11am PDT
Rebuilding New Orleans will involve a lot more than construction.
September 8, 2005, 8am PDT
Sewage, toxic chemicals and decaying corpses will have an immense environmental impact not only on New Orleans, but on the Gulf of Mexico as well.