NewOrleansProjSept1_2008

NewOrleansProjSept1_2008 - ESW Project New Orleans...

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ESW Project: New Orleans Reconstruction Co-Supervisors: Park Doing Francis Vanek
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Project Background Focus: apply engineering design to a range of questions Continuing project from Fall 2007 Partner organizations and supporters: “LowerNine.org” – Home rebuilding education Based in Lower 9 th Ward of New Orleans St Johns #5 Church, 7 th Ward Remodeling/rebuilding program for neighborhood Supported by “Love Knows No Bounds”, Ithaca-based New Orleans reconstruction support organization City of Ithaca, Sister City with 7 th Ward, N.O.
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Rebuilding after Katrina Recent hurricane events Katrina struck Monday, August 29, 2005 Gustav TODAY Monday September 1, 2008 Slow recovery from Katrina in three years Population within city limits 485,000 prior to Katrina Approx 60% of population by Aug 2007 August 2008: still have 65,000 abandoned properties Some neighborhoods are recovering much more slowly Fewer people have returned
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New Orleans Reconstruction Effort Source: web.mit.edu/12.000/www/m2010/ Love Knows No Bounds volunteers, 7 th Ward
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This note was uploaded on 03/29/2009 for the course CEE 4920 taught by Professor Vanek/doing during the Fall '08 term at Cornell.

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