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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Resilience and Opportunity

Dear friends and colleagues,
Have you heard about Resilience and Opportunity: Lessons from the U.S. Gulf Coast after Katrina and Rita? We gathered more than 20 local scholars to document our collective learnings post-Katrina and pulled all of this knowledge together in a book.
Published by Brookings Institution Press, Resilience and Opportunity appeared on book shelves on the sixth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina just one month ago.
This book will be invaluable to new students at our local universities or anyone else who's recently arrived and getting involved in New Orleans’ rebuilding efforts, and to those of us that have been watching and contributing to our community’s progress since the day we returned home.  Moreover, it is in hot demand from decisionmakers all over the world who are grappling with recent disasters hitting major population centers.
What's in the book?  You can get a taste by watching this 3-minute video featuring some of the authors who contributed. Check it out at:
The GNOCDC team
Melissa Schigoda, Allison Plyer, Ben Horwitz, Charlotte Cunliffe, Elaine Ortiz, and Susan Sellers
The Greater New Orleans Community Data Center is a product of Nonprofit Knowledge Works and is supported in part by United Way for the Greater New Orleans Area, Community Revitalization Fund of the Greater New Orleans Foundation, Baptist Community Ministries, Metropolitan Opportunities Fund at the Greater New Orleans Foundation, and data users like you.

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