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Coming Home to New Orleans: Neighborhood Rebuilding After Katrina

Karl F. Seidman


This book documents grassroots rebuilding efforts in New Orleans neighborhoods after hurricane Katrina and draws lessons on their contribution to the post-disaster recovery of cities. Two introductory chapters address Katrina’s impact and the planning and public-sector recovery policies that set the context for neighborhood recovery. Three chapters present and analyze rebuilding narratives for six New Orleans neighborhoods. In the heavily flooded Broadmoor and Village de L’Est neighborhoods, residents coalesced around communitywide initiatives, one through a neighborhood association and the se ... More

Keywords: New Orleans, Hurricane Katrina, post-disaster recovery, neighborhoods, community development, city planning, federal disaster policy, FEMA, grassroots organizations, community organizing

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780199945511
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945511.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Karl F. Seidman, author
Department of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT