Thursday, March 5, 2014

UNO to Present Summit on Hurricane Katrina Recovery on March 27

The University of New Orleans will hold a daylong summit on March 27 with a focus on the recovery and remaking of New Orleans a decade after Hurricane Katrina. “A Safe and Just Region? Assessing New Orleans 10 Years After Hurricane Katrina” will examine a range of issues including disaster preparedness; cultural shifts; historic preservation; and urban change in the areas of housing, transportation and economic development.

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The University of New Orleans will hold a daylong summit on Friday, March 27 with a focus on the recovery and remaking of New Orleans a decade after Hurricane Katrina.

The event, which will take place in the second floor ballroom of the University Center, is free and open to the public. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m.

The event, which will take place in the second floor ballroom of the University Center, is free and open to the public. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. 

“The summit is an opportunity to use the upcoming 10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina to assess where we are and to spark conversation about the future we envision for this city and region,” said Renia Ehrenfeucht, associate professor and chair of planning and urban studies. “As August approaches, the New Orleans area will once again be the subject of worldwide attention. We hope we can shape discussions about both opportunities and challenges to building and rebuilding a just and safe region for all.”

Featured panelists include faculty experts from UNO and other Louisiana universities as well as professionals from nonprofits, government and private industry in fields such as law, media and hazard mitigation. Here are the panel topics:

  • Session 1, 9-10:30 a.m. “Are we ready for the next big one? The coast, disaster preparedness and resilience 10 years later.”

  • Session 2, 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. “New Orleans cultures as life and work: Continuity and change in food, music and everyday life.”

  • Session 3, 1:15-2:45 p.m. “Place, preservation and disaster: Historic preservation and tangible cultural resources in an uncertain environment.”

  • Session 4, 3-4:30 p.m. “Rebuilding new New Orleans? A decade of urban change in housing, transportation and economic development.”

To view a complete list of the panelists, click here.
For more information on the event, call the UNO Department of Planning and Urban Studies at (504) 280-6519.

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