Learning from Disaster: Building City Resilience through Cultural Heritage in New Orleans

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Genova, Jared;
Kopelman, Tatiana;
Dec 2020
The purpose of this document is to provide an overview of the various resilience planning frameworks and explore their connections to cultural heritage and practices with especial reference to the case of New Orleans. The story of New Orleans as a case study allows to learn lessons throughout its culturally significant history in the face of major threats, including natural disasters, infrastructure failures, and socio-economic inequity and instability. The application of urban resilience framework linked to examples of cultural heritage protection and development in the New Orleans Context opens the discussion towards the concept of Resilient Heritage and its importance for several historic cities of LAC.