September 12, 2005, 11am PDT
Some nimble private companies -- like Wal-Mart and The Sun Herald -- have contingency plans in place for a hurricane.
The Miami Herald
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.
The Washington Post
September 12, 2005, 6am PDT
Klaus Jacob argues that we must face scientific facts before planning New Orleans' future.
The Houston Chronicle
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.
Common Sense
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.
The Wall Street Journal
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.
The New York Times
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.
The Wall Street Journal
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.
Dallas News
September 8, 2005, 11am PDT
Rebuilding New Orleans will involve a lot more than construction.
USA Today
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.
Common Dreams
September 8, 2005, 5am PDT
Chemicals leaking from cars and factories will cause one of costliest environmental cleanups ever.
The Christian Science Monitor
September 7, 2005, 10am PDT
In order to create a new New Orleans, we need to re-evaluate the role of government in housing the poor, redefine what we mean by homeland security, and learn to love our cities again.
September 7, 2005, 9am PDT
Officials try to get grip on post-Katrina environmental problems that are likely to begin cropping up.
The New York Times
September 6, 2005, 2pm PDT
Kristina Ford discusses what went wrong and how New Orleans should rebuild.
Fresh Air with Terry Gross
September 6, 2005, 10am PDT
George Friedman outlines the role of New Orleans in the global economy. The US fought wars over the site and it remains essential and irreplaceable.
Stratfor Intelligence Brief
September 6, 2005, 9am PDT
The success of urban recovery depends most on how a city was doing before the disaster struck. New Orleans had been declining for years, according to Newsweek's Jonathan Alter.
September 6, 2005, 7am PDT
While disasters bring out the best in people, long-term reconstruction often brings out the worst. How will New Orleans handle its reconstruction?
Chicago Tribue