New Orleans

September 6, 2010, 9am PDT
New Orleans will have to do something about its Claiborne Avenue Expressway in the coming decade, because after more than 40 years of service, it has seen better days and needs renovation.
Next American City
September 3, 2010, 12pm PDT
The waters that have for so long plagued New Orleans should be reconsidered as an amenity, not a curse, according to this commentary.
Bloomberg
August 31, 2010, 11am PDT
Five years after Hurricane Katrina, Amber Angelle reports on some of the steps taken to prepare New Orleanse for the next major hurricane in terms of levees, infrastructure and emergency management.
The Christian Science Monitor
Feature
August 30, 2010, 9am PDT
Patrick L. Phillips, CEO of the Urban Land Institute, reflects on the state of rebuilding efforts in New Orleans on the fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. He sees an impressive level of planning, momentum and cooperation among stakeholders.
Patrick L. Phillips
August 25, 2010, 2pm PDT
Architecture critic James Russell tours the homes built in New Orleans' Ninth Ward by Brad Pitt's Make It Right Foundation and finds a lot to like.
Bloomberg News
August 17, 2010, 12pm PDT
Five years after Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, the Brookings Institution offers an analysis of the city's recovery. This op-ed looks at the report, which finds the city improving, but with many areas needing increased focus.
New Orleans Times-Picayune
August 5, 2010, 6am PDT
Three design firms offer new ideas for redesigning New Orleans' levees.
Good
July 25, 2010, 7am PDT
A group of activists and planners has released a report showing how tearing down the Claiborne Ave. Expressway in New Orleans and turning it into a boulevard would benefit the neighborhood and the city.
The Times-Picayune
June 17, 2010, 5am PDT
A new infographic from <em>GOOD</em> tracks population shifts in New Orleans, giving a visual representation of the changes underway in the troubled city.
Good
May 11, 2010, 12pm PDT
With due respect to Mr. Pitt for trying, some New Orleans architects and urbanists say the buildings he's brought to the city are "alien" and don't respect local tradition.
Flavorpill
April 13, 2010, 10am PDT
With more than 500 energy-efficient homes with environmentally friendly features are being built in New Orleans. This rise in green building is being called one of the positive legacies of Hurricane Katrina.
USA Today
April 12, 2010, 10am PDT
Treme, the new TV series from David "The Wire" Simon, explores the impact of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans.
The Globe and Mail
April 6, 2010, 6am PDT
Nearly five years after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, the bungled recovery effort offers lessons to Haiti and Chile as they recover from more recent natural disasters, according to this piece from Allison Arieff.
The New York Times
April 5, 2010, 10am PDT
After Katrina, the entire city of New Orleans had an opinion on how planning should move forward. With many groups intervening and making recommendations, is there too much planning going on?
The Design Observer
March 31, 2010, 10am PDT
The environmental and infrastructural conditions that brought about the flooding of New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina in 2005 remain today, and have the potential to cause similar devastation, according to this piece.
Places
March 14, 2010, 11am PDT
Philip Langdon compares the New Urban response to New Orleans and Haiti.
New Urban News
February 18, 2010, 10am PST
Resilience science has typically been applied to ecosystems. But now, scientists are starting to look at how it relates to cities.
Seed
January 30, 2010, 7am PST
New Orleans has had a rough couple of years. But now that the city's professional football team is headed to the Super Bowl, the city is relishing the opportunity to celebrate.
The New York Times
January 4, 2010, 5am PST
Bryan Finoki looks at the devastated cities of Detroit and New Orleans and finds "blueprints for the manufacture of ruin".
Triple Canopy
December 8, 2009, 9am PST
Using a real city as the setting for a video game can be kinda touchy -- especially if it's a less-than-complimentary reimagining of the city as a zombie wasteland. Post-Katrina New Orleans gets the dystopian video game treatment.
Good