In this paper, we address pressing questions on the perpetuation of race, gender, and class inequalities in ongoing restoration practices shaping the "New" New Orleans. We unpack federal and local efforts to rebuild and revitalize the city over the last ten years and map the geography of New Orleans at the neighborhood level both before and after the storm. We discuss how mismanaged resources, corrupt profit-taking, conflicts of interest for the stakeholders, and socially unconscious design conditioned a fiscally irresponsible and non-inclusive recovery. These efforts have pushed out already marginalized populations, resulted in the gentrification of historically African American neighborhoods, and ultimately maintained complex social inequalities.
Deitz, Shiloh L. and Barber, Kristen M. "Geographies of Inequality: Urban Renewal and the Race, Gender, and Class of Post-Katrina New Orleans." Race, Gender & Class , No. New Orleans for Whom and What? (Dec 2015): 134-159.