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<em>Lessons from Katrina</em>

Lessons from Katrina

How A Community Can Spearhead Successful Disaster Recovery


December 2007

Belfer Center Programs or Projects: Broadmoor Project: New Orleans


This document is intended to serve as a guidebook to a community-driven planning process. It provides a phase-by-phase analysis of the planning and implementation process for neighborhood redevelopment, complete with sample documentation and details of the myriad components that make up such a process. It is written based on the model of Broadmoor, a New Orleans neighborhood that sustained severe flood damage from Hurricane Katrina. The Broadmoor community-driven planning and implementation model, as outlined in this guidebook, is intended to be applied to other New Orleans neighborhoods, communities throughout the Gulf Coast, and other communities around the world facing post-disaster recovery and reconstruction.


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For more information about this publication please contact the Belfer Center Communications Office at 617-495-9858.

For Academic Citation:

Prepared by Douglas Ahlers and Rebecca Hummel. Lessons from Katrina., December 2007.

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