Hurricane Katrina

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In the Lower Ninth Ward, a Fight Over Height

A plan to construct multi-unit buildings 7 stories tall has led to a battle in New Orleans.

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A New Tool in the Fight Against Hurricanes: Wind Farms?

Tens of thousands of wind turbines could dampen monster hurricanes into plain old bad storms, claim researchers.

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How the Streetcar Shaped Post-Katrina New Orleans

The system attracted commercial developers but may have displaced residential ones.

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Housing Status Plays a Surprisingly Large Role in Post-Disaster Distress

Traditionally, researchers have focused on race, class, and gender to explain mental anguish. A new study suggests they've ignored an key factor.

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The Rush to Resilience: 'We Don't Have Decades Before the Next Sandy'

Two experts weigh in on how to prepare our cities to fight back against nature.

Was Hurricane Katrina Good for New Orleans's Schools?

Mayor Mitch Landrieu makes the case.

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11 of the Best Documentaries About Cities Streaming on Netflix

Profiles of cities, their people and their dramas.

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The Last Katrina Trailer Finally Leaves New Orleans

It's about time.

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How New Orleans Got Its Recycling Back

Why it took six years for the city to solve its waste problem

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In Disaster's Wake, Tightly Knit Communities Suffer More

Researchers find that strong ties to a neighborhood, while normally a good thing, can make it even harder to recover from shared stress