Rebuilding New Orleans
The extreme devastation of New Orleans, a major US city, is both a tragedy and an opportunity. Even before Katrina was an eyeless twinkle in the Atlantic weather patterns, New Orleans had chronic and growing problems with its management of natural bodies of water (Lake Ponchartrain, the Mississippi River, and of course the ever-encroaching Gulf of Mexico).
- 2006-04-18 Recovering from Another Great Disaster by Mason Gaffney, Dollars and Sense: "How is it possible that San Francisco survived after the 1906 earthquake and fire, when a top economist says New Orleans cannot?"
- 2006-04-04 Who Is Killing New Orleans? by Mike Davis, The Nation: "Despite promises of a substantive debate on urban poverty, plans to reconstruct New Orleans are falling into the hands of a white elite."
- 2006-06-21 The New Orleans Muddle (The New York Times)