Resilience and Opportunity: Lessons from the U.S. Gulf Coast after Katrina and Rita

Brookings Institution Press

Published: Sep 30, 2011

Since Katrina and the levee failures devastated New Orleans and the Gulf Coast in 2005, the world has witnessed catastrophic earthquakes in Haiti, China and New Zealand, and the tsunami that struck Japan. Closer to home, tornados destroyed much of Tuscaloosa, Alabama and Joplin, Missouri. These large–scale disasters place new urgency on understanding the lessons learned post–Katrina. Dr. Allison Plyer, editor of Resilience and Opportunity, and several contributing scholars introduce this new book from Brookings Institution Press.