How do you describe five years of a city's life in ten minutes? Allison Plyer of the Greater New Orleans Community Data Center does just that in GNOCDC’s youtube briefing on The New Orleans Index at Five, a comprehensive assessment of the city’s recovery five years after the storm and the failure of the levees.
Read more coverage about The New Orleans Index at Five:
- Open Society Blog - A Hard Look at the “New” New Orleans
- The New Republic - Will Charters Save the New Orleans Schools?
- The Institute for Southern Studies - Lessons from the Gulf: How Can We Better Prepare for Disasters?
- USA Today - Gulf Oil Spill Adds Facet to Katrina Recovery
- NPR - Five Years Later, the Big Easy Pushes Forward
- CNN.com - Study finds New Orleans Richer after Katrina
- PBS NewsHour - New Orleans Getting Stronger, but Katrina's Problems Linger 5 Years Later
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In the five years since Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans and the levees broke, residents have developed innovative approaches to tackling some of the city’s—and the nation’s—most persistent problems: criminal justice reform, unresponsive government, and racial and economic inequality. In recognition of these efforts, during the month of August the Open Society Blog shines a light on people and organizations in New Orleans bringing change from within one of the country’s most important cities.