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.
On 26th March 2020, in tune with the global crisis released by the spread of the coronavirus, Colombia entered into a quarantine that has been lately extended until May 11th. Currently, the country has confirmed 6211 cases and 278 deaths. These are the official numbers, however, the lack of evidence, medical capacity, equipment damage, inefficiency, etc. suggest that there are many more cases than those presented.
As a historian, I explain the present floodings in Jakarta with the past. The significant role of the Dutch colonizers in the urban planning and the circulation of ideas of this city is discussed.
Organised crime groups spot opportunities during quarantines and governments working on full capacity to act. What is striking these days? Well, in the middle of difficulty lies a sinister opportunity for cartels, gangs, mafia groups, and rebels around the globe.
Now we are living in difficult times of coronavirus pandemic, where many countries are enforcing complete lockdown and quarantine. Any quarantine is a restriction imposed on people.