City Planning for Natural Disasters Pivots from ‘Recovery to Resilience’

Morning in New Orleans. (Flickr Photo / Lars Plougmann)

After Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans in 2005, city officials realized they needed to rebuild in a way that made the city safer and stronger than before. The strategy, used today, is a plan that accounts for challenges New Orleans could face in the next 30 to 100 years.

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