Louisiana

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>Findings from a recent planning survey contradicts the plan to rebuild the community from scratch.</p>
Jan 8, 2007   Associated Press via Kansas City Star
<p>As rebuilding continues in New Orleans, many homes are being built in the floodplain without raised foundations, leading many to believe that the tough lessons learned during Hurricane Katrina have already been forgotten.</p>
Jan 6, 2007   The Washington Post
<p>Concerned that promised replacement housing will never materialize, displaced residents and low-income housing advocates are fighting the planned demolition of the city's public housing projects.</p>
Dec 27, 2006   International Herald Tribune
<p>With federal aid money wasted or tied up in the bureaucracy, and post-Katrina recovery promises left unkept, New Orleans remains an "open wound" and many of its residents are suffering from homelessness and a lack of basic services.</p>
Dec 26, 2006   Truthout (from New York Times)
<p>Art critic Doug MacCash discusses everything NOLA with renowned architect and urban planner, Andres Duany.</p>
Dec 13, 2006   The Times Picayune
Disaster recovery expert Robert B. Olshansky reports on the latest planning effort in New Orleans. Exclusive
Dec 11, 2006  By Robert B. Olshansky
<p>New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin has appointed as the city's new recovery czar Edward J. Blakely, the man who played an instrumental role in recovery planning after the 1989 San Francisco Bay Area earthquake and the 1991 Oakland fires.</p>
Dec 6, 2006   The Times Picayune
<p>Travel writer Matt Gross reports on the state of tourism in New Orleans.</p>
Nov 28, 2006   The New York Times
<p>The demolition of New Orleans public housing, which many argue are superior to the New Urbanist style mixed-income communities that are slated to replace them, is being challenged by residents who believe they are being pushed out of the city.</p>
Nov 21, 2006   By Christian Madera
<p>Sluggish government response and a reliance on market forces have failed to resolve the housing crisis faced by thousands of Gulf coast residents, argues a recent editorial.</p>
Nov 21, 2006   The New York Times