Losing Resilience in the Fight against Floods in New Orleans
The concept of resilience offers hope that communities
can learn from calamities and make effective adaptations to contend
with extreme circumstances. A comparative view of resiliency in
New Orleans before two epic hurricanes - Betsy in 1965 and Katrina
in 2005 -- underscores the importance of preserving social memory
of hazardous events and drawing on that memory to maintain resiliency.