Author: The GLOCAL Experience Team

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Rebuilding New Orleans Post-Katrina: gentrification and community identity

The (ongoing) resurrection of New Orleans has been a long and painful process. It is a significant example to understand the competing forces that reshape post-industrial port-cities during and after catastrophic climate events. By (re)positioning community at the heart of redevelopment plans, New Orleans has shown how to mitigate these risks. Resilience and recovery lies in empowerment and social inclusion; as New Orleans – and the world – faces off against another, far greater threat from COVID-19, this may be a lesson worth remembering.