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Resilience and Opportunity: Lessons from the U.S. Gulf Coast after Katrina and Rita

Greater New Orleans Community Data Center

Monday, August 29, 2011 from 1:00 PM to 5:30 PM (CDT)

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The 2005 storms that devastated the Gulf region will long be studied by policy analysts, historians, and social commentators for their size and impact. Since 2005, the world has witnessed new devastation with earthquakes in Haiti and China, floods in Pakistan, and the tsunami that wiped out huge portions of Japan and its landscape, with an overwhelming loss of life. Closer to home, tornados obliterated much of Tuscaloosa, Alabama and Joplin, Missouri. Leaders worldwide continue to turn to the Gulf Coast in search of lessons learned.

A new book, Resilience and Opportunity: Lessons from the U.S. Gulf Coast after Katrina and Rita, from Brookings Institution Press presents the complex lessons of the 2005 storms and their aftermath. It offers the first comprehensive look at how the Gulf Coast communities are reemerging from the disasters with resilience and determination. Resilience and Opportunity, featuring many New Orleans researchers, documents the unprecedented civic revival that has breathed energy and accountability into reforms and has the potential to make the region more resilient to future catastrophes.  It also assesses the state of current reforms in education and land use planning, as well as lesser publicized reforms such as in evacuation planning and criminal justice. 

On August 29th, the Greater New Orleans Community Data Center and University of New Orleans will host a forum to introduce this edited volume from the Brookings Institution Press and discuss its implications.  

This forum will recognize those achievements perhaps overlooked, examine where we are today according to the numbers with a briefing on the New Orleans Index at Six, and honestly assess the business undone and what New Orleanians, its leaders, and many partners must do to make greater New Orleans a model of growth and resilience. 

Copies of the book will be available on site for purchase at a discount.


Welcome

Susan Krantz

Dean of the College of Liberal Arts

University of New Orleans


Introduction

Amy Liu

Senior Fellow and Co- Director of Metropolitan Policy Program

The Brookings Institution

 

New Orleans Index at Six

Allison Plyer

Deputy Director

Greater New Orleans Community Data Center

 

Panel Discussion: State and Future of Policy Reforms

Moderator: Andre Perry

Loyola University

 

John Renne

University of New Orleans    

 

Karen DeSalvo

City of New Orleans

 

Luceia LeDoux

Baptist Community Ministries

 

David Marcello

Tulane University


Panel Discussion: State and Future of Civil Society and Community Engagement

Moderator: Roland Anglin

Rutgers University

 

Richard Mizelle

Florida State University         

 

Linetta Gilbert

Ford Foundation

The Declaration Initiative

 

Silas Lee

Xavier University       

 

Reilly Morse

Mississippi Center for Justice

 

Rich McCline

Southern University at Baton Rouge 

 

Attendance is free and open to the public. 

However, space is limited and pre-registration is required.

Have questions about Resilience and Opportunity: Lessons from the U.S. Gulf Coast after Katrina and Rita? Contact Greater New Orleans Community Data Center

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Lindy C. Boggs International Conference Center, Room 152
University of New Orleans
2045 Lakeshore Drive
New Orleans, LA 70122

Monday, August 29, 2011 from 1:00 PM to 5:30 PM (CDT)


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