New Orleans

On How Race Affected the Federal Government’s Response to Katrina

Environmental Justice Professor Robert Bullard

Bullard speaks about ongoing issues of environmental racism in Louisiana and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. He raises questions about race, the communities’ distrust of federal and local agencies, and housing laws and discrimination.

Why has New Orleans not recovered?

Recovery and Regeneration: experience restoring New Orleans: A Syllabus

Photographical album of the class by Meghan Harte, faculty member.

rr logo ROLLINS Relief.

What is ROLLINS Relief?

The New Orleans Times-Picayune

Camp Hope is run by Habitat for Humanity New Orleans

Projects include:

Musicians Village funded by Branford Marsalis and Harry Connick Jr. in the Upper 9th Ward--an extensive area flooded when the levees failed in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

St. Bernard Parish Project, working to refurbish houses damaged in the storm. Skilled volunteers with sheet-rock, plumbing or electrical experience are in great need to supervise crews. St. Bernard Parish remains one of the most devastated communities located to the southeast of New Orleans, because it suffered significant structural damage to 100% of its residential and commercial units

What the city needs is more marshes to protect it from the inevitable and swift rise of the Gulf of Mexico.

The greatest engineering disaster in the nation's history.

"Possible Body," a photograph of a home in the lower Ninth Ward taken six months after the levees failed. JVS, March 3, 2006.

The Dead

Photographical album of the class