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Coming Home to New Orleans: Neighborhood Rebuilding After Katrina 1st Edition

ISBN-13: 978-0199945511
ISBN-10: 0199945519
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"Seidman's meticulous documentation, laborious research, and his view across multiple neighborhoods provides a rare opportunity to assess how city, state, and federal programs actually worked on the ground after Hurricane Katrina. His book both documents and reflects upon the implementation of recovery policies in a way that no other study could. In a world of hastily-published books on post-Katrina New Orleans, Seidman's clear-headed and honest account stands out for its careful scholarship, thoughtful observations, balance, and-above all-its credibility. His sound, level-headed recommendations deserve the attention of federal policy makers."--Robert B. Olshansky, Professor, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

"Karl Seidman has produced a path breaking book that focuses on perhaps the most overlooked element of disaster recovery: grassroots action. Seidman keenly recognizes the agency of people who are struck, but not defeated, by catastrophe. He traces the growth and decline, and the battles and opportunities faced by New Orleans' recovering neighborhoods. Few scholars cover this theme in such depth and with such conceptual clarity. This is a fascinating and provocative work of social theory."--Earthea Nance, Assistant Professor, Department of Planning and Urban Studies, University of New Orleans

"Post-disaster recovery research and policy have primarily focused on restoring individual households and businesses or on public buildings, institutions, and infrastructure. Karl Seidman examines the often-overlooked intermediate layer of neighborhoods and the role they serve in the recovery of a place after a disaster. Recovery is as much about the rebuilding of community as it is about the rebuilding of physical assets. This book makes an important contribution to the body of knowledge of disaster recovery and crisis leadership. It is valuable for anyone seeking to understand the dynamics of how recoveries actually work."--Douglas Ahlers, Senior Fellow, The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School of Government

"Seidman has written a resource that should be widely available. Using post-Katrina New Orleans as his test case, the author examines how neighborhoods work to reemerge as 'residential and social centers.' Indispensible for collections that support urban planning, public administration, and modern southern history curricula. Essential. All levels/libraries."--CHOICE

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Senior Lecturer, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT

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