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
September 6, 2005, 6am PDT
The section of New Orleans' 17th Street levee that was breached was recently upgraded. Why did it fail?
New York Times
September 5, 2005, 1pm PDT
Cities, it turns out, tend to get rebuilt no matter what. But what will the new New Orleans look like? Will it be the same city?
The Boston Globe
September 5, 2005, 11am PDT
The real cause of the tragedy in New Orleans was the lack of automobiles for evacuees, argues Randall O'Toole.
The Thoreau Institute
September 5, 2005, 9am PDT
The aftermath of Hurrican Katrina exposes a festering secret Louisiana has hidden well -- its failure to help its neediest citizens.
The Los Angeles Times
September 5, 2005, 7am PDT
NASA offers simulated views of the effects of storm surge flooding on Lake Pontchartrain and the New Orleans area.