Hurricane Katrina and the Built Environment: Spatial and Social Impacts

Director: John Logan
Research Theme: Environmental Resources and Population Wellbeing
Location: United States of America

The complex relationship between demographic processes, spatial segregation, and inequality is evident in work by Logan on the impact of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans. Logan finds that primarily black neighborhoods within the city limits were more likely to be damaged and less likely to be rebuilt than were otherwise similar neighborhoods.