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Hurricane Katrina (2005), City planning -- Louisiana -- New Orleans


The Peoples’ Plan is a strategic action plan for the recovery of the 9th Ward. We’ve created it based on conversations with residents – some struggling to return home, others intent on remaining in a neighborhood that has always been there own. The Peoples’ Plan provides a thorough assessment of what must be done to provide recovery in one of the hardest hit areas of the City, and provides a recovery model for all badly flooded areas. Our Plan seeks to transform the 9th Ward as it is rebuilt. The proposed transformation will be resident-driven and will provide improved employment opportunities, better education programs as well as greater access to healthcare, childcare and numerous other community services.


ACORN Housing/University Partnership students, faculty and staff wish to acknowledge the inspiration of Cleveland’s long-term Planning Director Norm Krumholz, who’s pioneering equity planning activities have set the standards for professionals seeking to promote social justice in our field.

At the time of publication Lisa K. Bates was affiliated with University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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