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New Orleans is looking for new ways to mitigate the effects of stormwater that regularly floods the city.
NOLA.com
May 26, 2020, 5am PDT
Sea-level rise has passed a tipping point in the Gulf of Mexico.
NOLA.com
April 26, 2020, 7am PDT
Successful urban highway deconstruction projects have swapped highways for boulevards and saw economic, public health, and urban design benefits. Will more cities opt for highway removal programs over reconstruction?
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
April 22, 2020, 7am PDT
New data from the Louisiana Department of Health provide the most detailed look at the disparate impacts of the coronavirus across racial lines.
NOLA.com
April 8, 2020, 6am PDT
The impact of coronavirus on unemployment and healthcare is predicted to affect black and Latinos at a disproportionate rate, raising questions about what can be done to ease the suffering and close the racial wealth divide in America.
CNN Business
April 3, 2020, 10am PDT
All eyes are fixed on New York City, the epicenter of the COVID-19 outbreak with its skyrocketing deaths, but the six counties with the highest number of coronavirus deaths per capita are in two Southern states as of April 1. Manhattan is #7.
The Washington Post
March 24, 2020, 5am PDT
Amtrak service between New Orleans and Mobile, Alabama, stopped after Hurricane Katrina. But recent efforts point to restored service in the coming years.
T4America Blog
February 27, 2020, 6am PST
The video cameras would be used to collect data on street light outages, but could also potentially used by police in the city's crime surveillance program.
The Lens
Blog post
February 24, 2020, 5am PST
Opponents of dollar stores argue that dollar stores are the mortal enemy of grocery stores. Is this really true?
Michael Lewyn
January 22, 2020, 10am PST
Hurricane Katrina damaged a Catholic convent in New Orleans. Then the nuns spearheaded a project to transform the land into a wetland area that will protect the city from flooding in the future.
Changing America
December 9, 2019, 8am PST
A neighborhood in New Orleans, badly damaged after Hurricane Katrina, is providing a test bed for an innovative new approach to urban planning.
Next City
December 4, 2019, 8am PST
In a blow to local news, a popular planning, development, and real estate platform winnows its local offerings.
The Wrap
October 18, 2019, 9am PDT
New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell is searching for ways to mitigate the impacts of "skyrocketing property values" while also holding on to some of the new revenue created by the corresponding rising property taxes.
NOLA.com
October 5, 2019, 1pm PDT
A new report details steps the city can take to help prevent climate change and protect its most vulnerable residents.
NOLA.com
October 1, 2019, 2pm PDT
For the second year in a row, New Orleans is losing more affordable housing than it is creating, according to a recent report published by HousingNOLA.
The New Orleans Advocate
September 13, 2019, 7am PDT
After the challenges of a rainy season with persistent flooding last year, New Orleans is ensuring that the future of its development is more stormwater friendly than its past.
NOLA.com
August 27, 2019, 8am PDT
Mayor LaToya Cantrell wants the planning department to explore and offer up suggestions for ways the city can address its affordable housing needs.
NOLA.com
June 23, 2019, 5am PDT
Climate change and channelization have made high water levels the norm along the river. But low-lying New Orleans lies in its path, and the consequences could be monumental.
Slate
May 31, 2019, 10am PDT
The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (RTA) renewed its contract with Transdev to oversee transit operation, but is also making significant changes to the management structure, including bringing management positions inside the authority.
The Times-Picayune
May 20, 2019, 11am PDT
The Sewerage & Water Board of New Orleans has launched its first public dashboards to track its operations and initiatives.
Sewage and Water Board of New Orleans