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  1. Guidelines for sustainable design in the reconstruction of New Orleans developed by participants in a charrette on Gulf Coast Reconstruction that was held on November 9-11, 2005, at the U.S. Green Building Council’s annual conference in Atlanta.
  2. Article outlining the current resistnace to mitigation measures proposed by FEMA for the Gulf Coast in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.
  3. An "Assessment of the Planning Function in Post-Katrina New Orleans" by a team from the APA, looking at use of the city's master plan in development decisions before the disaster and recommendations for strengthening the planning capacity going forward.
  4. "Drawing on an analysis of New Orleans' recent development history" this report "shows how the region's past development trends exacerbated the catastrophe, and suggests how the region might rise again on a better footing".
  5. Analysis of "the status and use of the storm recovery housing options currently made available by the Bush administration, along with the known costs associated with each type of housing aid."
  6. "Using a wide array of about 50 economic and social indicators, the Metropolitan Policy Program has compiled the first in a series of monthly snapshots of economic and both short term and long term reconstruction trends ..."
  7. A paper arguing "that the conversation should focus special attention on alleviating concentrated urban poverty—the segregation of poor families into extremely distressed neighborhoods."
  8. Direct donor-beneficiary need-based aid matching system to provide assistance to families affected by Hurricane Katrina as they leave the shelters.
  9. "Many architects perceive the disasters as opportunities to implement good design principles throughout the Gulf Coast. However, ... developments taking shape suggest that design professionals are being excluded from initial relief & planning efforts."
  10. Interesting and compelling documentary site about impacts and recovery from Hurricane Katrina along the coast of Louisiana.

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