We're Still Here Ya Bastards : How the People of New Orleans Rebuilt Their City.
- New York : Nation Books, 2015.
1 online resource (433 pages)
- Community development -- Louisiana -- New Orleans.
Urban renewal -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Citizen participation.
City planning -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Citizen participation.
Hurricane Katrina, 2005 -- Social aspects.
New Orleans (La.) -- History -- 21st century.
- Electronic books.
- The aftermath of Hurricane Katrina is one of the darkest chapters is American history. A toxic combination of government neglect and socioeconomic inequality turned a crisis into a tragedy. The storm completely transformed one of the most beloved cities in America, leaving nearly 80 percent of New Orleans flooded and damaging 134,000 housing units, causing unprecedented destruction. The response to Katrina is a topic of unending debate and anger. But out of the rubble, there is hope. Watching coverage of the hurricane on television in 2005, noted urbanist and veteran journalist Roberta Brandes Gratz knew that the best chance for the city's recovery came from the people who would return to New Orleans. She also knew that she wanted to see for herself how the city would respond. Two years later, after having made several trips to the area and written several articles, Gratz bought a house in the Bywater neighborhood of New Orleans and immersed herself in the life of the city. We're Still Here Ya Bastards presents an unprecedented panoramic look at New Orleans' recovery in the years following the hurricane. From the Lower Ninth Ward to the storied French Quarter, Gratz shares the stories of people who returned to their homes and have taken the rebuilding of their city into their own hands. An internationally renowned urban critic, Gratz shows how the city is recovering despite erroneous governmental policies that serve private interests rather than the public good. By telling stories that are often ignored by the mainstream media, We're Still Here Ya Bastards shows the strength and resilience of a community that continues to work to rebuild New Orleans.
Introduction The Live Oaks
Chapter 1 The Lower Ninth Ward
Chapter 2 The View from Above
Chapter 3 The Grassroots Take Charge
Chapter 4 What Katrina Couldn't Destroy
Chapter 5 The Bells Keep Ringing
Chapter 6 Building New, Restoring Old
Chapter 7 Inside and Outside the Levee
Chapter 8 Environmental Connections
Chapter 9 The Demise of Charity Hospital
Chapter 10 Crime, the Jail, and the Police
Chapter 11 The Education Challenge
Chapter 12 Public Housing and Disaster Capitalism
Chapter 13 Women at the Forefront
Conclusion "We're Still Here Ya Bastards"
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- Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
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- Print version: Gratz, Roberta Brandes We're Still Here Ya Bastards
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