Katrina 10: Resilient New Orleans

Aspen Ideas Festival: A Decade After Katrina

Before Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast, almost one-quarter of New Orleans residents lived below the poverty line, 20 percent lacked health insurance, and rates of infant mortality and chronic disease were among the highest in the US. Charity Hospital, one of the oldest public hospitals in the nation, provided more than 80 percent Read More >

The Advocate: Winning federal aid after Katrina was no easy task

New Orleans could not rebuild on its own. It could not afford to, not with 100,000 homes and thousands of other structures underwater after Hurricane Katrina. The rest of the country would have to help out with many, many federal dollars. But getting hold of them would not be easy. Ten years after Katrina, New Read More >

Gambit: City unveils ‘Katrina 10’ plans

Mayor Mitch Landrieu delivered his annual State of the City address May 28 at the Carver Theater in Treme, where he also unveiled the city’s plans to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the levee failures. The umbrella title for the event is “Katrina 10: Resilient New Orleans,” (stylized as “K10”) and it features occasional Read More >