To learn more or buy the book, check out the book on Brookings website: Resilience and Opportunity: Lessons from the U.S. Gulf Coast after Katrina and Rita.
For related recovery data and analysis, check out The New Orleans Index at Six.
Brookings Institution Press
September 30, 2011
Since Katrina and the levee failures devastated New Orleans and the Gulf Coast in 2005, the world has witnessed catastrophic earthquakes in Haiti, China and New Zealand, and the tsunami that struck Japan. Closer to home, tornados destroyed much of Tuscaloosa, Alabama and Joplin, Missouri. These large–scale disasters place new urgency on understanding the lessons learned post–Katrina. Dr. Allison Plyer, editor of Resilience and Opportunity, and several contributing scholars introduce this new book from Brookings Institution Press.