iOS app Android app

Rebuilding New Orleans

With Treme, Blues at the Equinox

Sam Chaltain | Posted 02.09.2014 | Entertainment
Sam Chaltain

In the face of such banal reforms, and amidst the death and the betrayal, and the corruption and delay and disappointment, Treme reminds us of something that the rest of our popular entertainment seeks to skip over.

The Art and Style of Katrina

Jerin Beasley and Jonathan Hamilton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Jerin Beasley and Jonathan Hamilton

We love being a part of this resurgence. We are here to deliver Lights! Camera! Fashion! and help the people of this city make a statement. The vibrant city of New Orleans is undoubtedly what keeps us motivated in our business and helped us succeed.

Hurricane Preparedness: What Every City Must Consider

Marianne Cusato | Posted 08.03.2013 | Miami
Marianne Cusato

This year, as we make sure our insurance documents are in order and buy new batteries for our flashlight, let's consider taking preparedness beyond bracing for the storm and the immediate aftermath.

Welcoming The Dalai Lama To New Orleans

Rodger Kamenetz | Posted 07.17.2013 | Religion
Rodger Kamenetz

In the midst of our wreckage that I speak to you, both as a Jew and as a New Orleanian, because survival is not just a matter of urban planning, or of financial aid, or willfulness. It is something deeper. It is of the soul.

Bringing Solar for Sandy to NY and New Jersey

Matt Petersen | Posted 06.30.2013 | Green
Matt Petersen

In six months, we hope to see back up, grid tied solar systems helping power neighborhoods across NY and NJ. And we hope to see politicians, planners, and policymakers make a resilient, renewable energy powered grid a priority in the rebuilding process.

Seeking Citizen Sandy: Call for Ideas for Green Rebuilding of Devastated Communities

Matt Petersen | Posted 01.28.2013 | Green
Matt Petersen

With more than 150 million Americans living in or near coastal cities, we need to continue the fight to reduce greenhouse gas emissions -- by raising awareness, calling for action, and rebuilding more resilient communities and infrastructure.

WATCH: Travelistas In New Orleans: Creole Cooking, Music And More

Travelistas | Posted 08.24.2012 | Black Voices

During their first few days in NOLA, the Travelistas took in the sights of the historic French Quarter and African-American neighborhood of Treme, whi...

WATCH: Travelistas Hit New Orleans' Famous French Quarter, Treme Neighborhood And More (VIDEO)

Travelistas | Posted 08.24.2012 | Black Voices

Fresh off an island adventure in Antigua and Barbuda, the Travelistas are back in the States. Next stop: New Orleans, where they'll take in the sights...

Supergreen Post-Katrina Houses, Courtesy Brad Pitt

2012-02-16-archdailyreal.jpg | Posted 06.22.2012 | Home

By Irina Vinnitskaya Click here for the original article. BiLD / Photographs Copyright James Ewing/OTTO Over the past five years, the Make ...

2 Tragedies Lead To An Unlikely Bond

AP | ALAN SCHER ZAGIER | Posted 05.12.2012 | Green

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — One is a low-lying river city built on a swamp basin, a multicultural melting pot known the world over for legendary excesses, fr...

'Treme' Season 3 Delayed: Scoop On Season 3

Posted 01.19.2012 | TV

Fans of the acclaimed HBO drama "Treme" will have to wait longer than expected for the third season of David Simon's tale of life in post-Katrina New ...

A Blue Note Gospel

Rev. Otis Moss III | Posted 02.01.2012 | Black Voices
Rev. Otis Moss III

Many times God will bring out new colors when we experience the blues of a storm -- we must allow, the tears of God to beat across the canvas of our soul and God will paint a new picture in our spirit.

How Much Will Brad Pitt's Green Home Tour Earn For Charity?

Posted 11.16.2011 | Impact

One lucky eBay bidder will win a chance to meet Brad Pitt -- and all for a good cause. But the clock is ticking! The bidding closes tonight, with t...

Blessed Bounty: Reflections on the Sustainable Design Competition

Matt Petersen | Posted 10.31.2011 | Impact
Matt Petersen

At the outset of my journey to help rebuild New Orleans green in early September 2005, many thought I was crazy to think I could help this city that was so deeply devastated.

Rebuilding the Health of New Orleans' Children From the Ground Up)

Floyd J. Malveaux, M.D., Ph.D. | Posted 10.30.2011 | Impact
Floyd J. Malveaux, M.D., Ph.D.

The disappearance of reliable healthcare services in New Orleans left many children with asthma no choice but to seek out treatment in emergency rooms across town -- if they seek care at all.

At Year's End, a Tale of Two Cities

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Winship

We probably should have stayed in New Orleans. At the end of a brief Christmas holiday there, last week's blizzard was edging up the east coast and w...

Hurricane Katrina: Story From a Survivor

Allison Good | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Allison Good

If you could go back to mid-August 2005 and live your life from there, would you do it? A friend asked me this question as we discussed the upcoming fifth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.

Reflections on Hurricane Katrina and the Moon Landing -- the Heights and Depths of American Accomplishment

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

I was working in Ghana when Katrina occurred. The reaction of my Ghanaian coworker was, "America will rebuild New Orleans in no time!" He then qualified his statement: "America could rebuild New Orleans in no time, if it wanted to."

Overcoming Katrina: In the Words of the Survivors

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

No book has told the story of Katrina as plainly and as painfully as Overcoming Katrina. These narratives perform one of history's most important functions: to acknowledge the reality of experience.

MTV's "The Real World: New Orleans" Cast Joins Gulf Coast Recovery Efforts

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

The cast of MTV's "The Real World: New Orleans" has partnered with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), one of the nation's largest environme...

Funding Running Out To Rebuild Homes Damaged By Hurricane Katrina

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Five years after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, homeowners like Barnet Perkins are still trying to repair the damage. However, with other c...

Don't Want to Go Overboard With the Sympathy Thing

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Shearer

President Obama has been asked to weigh in on the portentous Colts v. Saints Super Bowl matchup.

New Orleans: What's Been Done, What's on the To-Do List

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Shearer

In New Orleans, there have been notable steps forward in arts, education and entrepreneurship since Katrina. The bad news is that the "temporary" pumps installed for future floods do not, and cannot work.

GDP an Inaccurate Measure of Stark Disparities in United States, Fails to Show Whole Picture in Louisiana

Sarah Burd-Sharps | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sarah Burd-Sharps

Recovery funds must be directed not just to rebuild the physical infrastructure of Louisiana, but also to construct a new infrastructure of opportunity to serve the next generation of Gulf coast residents.

Playing the Inside Game -- A Cautionary Tale

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Shearer

New Orleans is watching a second consecutive president trash his promises to "rebuild it better." Obama won't even do the obligatory photo-op in the city on Saturday's anniversary. It's more of the same.