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My storm : managing the recovery of New Orleans in the wake of Katrina

Author: Edward J Blakely
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2012.
Series: City in the twenty-first century book series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Edward J. Blakely has been called upon to help rebuild after some of the worst disasters in recent American history, from the San Francisco Bay Area's 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake to the September 11 attacks in New York. Yet none of these jobs compared to the challenges he faced in his appointment by New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin as Director of the Office of Recovery and Development Administration following Hurricane  Read more...
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Named Person: Edward J Blakely; Edward J Blakely
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Edward J Blakely
ISBN: 9780812243857 0812243854
OCLC Number: 724643798
Description: x, 182 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: pt. I SEEING THE PROBLEM --
1. An Alarming View from Down Under --
2. Getting to New Orleans --
3.A Harbinger of Problems to Come --
4."Fix It!" --
pt. II WHERE TO FROM HERE? --
5. Imagining a Future Out of Mud: A Recovery Plan --
6. Inside the Mayor's "Cocoon" --
7. Putting My Team on the Field: Recovery Administration --
8. Politics and Money --
9. Reviving a Drowning Economy --
pt. III ELEMENTS OF THE CITY --
10. In Search of Civic Leadership --
11. More Than Bricks and Sticks: Reviving Neighborhoods --
12. The Race Cards of Recovery --
13.A Medium Off Message --
14. Levees and FEMA: The Real Hazards for New Orleans --
pt. IV ASSESSING THE RECOVERY --
15. Chance to Assess the Recovery --
16. The "Big Easy," Nothing Comes Easy, Not Even Leaving.
Series Title: City in the twenty-first century book series.
Responsibility: Edward J. Blakely ; foreword by Henry Cisneros.

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My Storm is a firsthand account of a critical sixteen months in the post-Katrina recovery process. It tells how Blakely, as Katrina recovery czar, endeavored to transform the shell of a cherished  Read more...

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