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New Orleans had a jump-start on facing its destiny, hastened by failing infrastructure and a lack of political will. What has emerged is an engaged citizenry, determined to cultivate local solutions. We are learning every day what works, and what does not, in building the resilience of this city.

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Live blog Thursday: Landrieu holds public meeting on city finances in Lakeview

by Charles Maldonado  The Lens |  0 comments

Meetings in Lakeview often focus on its roads, which are among the worst in the city. (continued)

  • 07.30.2015
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Levees vs. logic: Rigging federal flood insurance rates is dumb and dangerous

by K.C. King  The Lens |  0 comments

Don’t be fooled. Average safety is not the same thing as actual safety. (continued)

  • 07.29.2015
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Come here often? Join The Lens for our News ā€˜nā€™ Brews happy hour

by Anne Mueller  The Lens |  0 comments

Let us buy you a drink Tuesday, starting at 5:30. (continued)

  • 07.27.2015
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