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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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Neighborhood Mapping Project By Stephen Danley in collaboration with City Works

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In 2006, City Works commissioned a census of neighborhood associations. At the time, the primary purpose was networking. With recovery…

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Live video: Lens, ProPublica journalists describe how they reported ‘Losing Ground’ project

by Steve Myers  The Lens |  0 comments

You’ll also hear from two people in the story who have witnessed coastal loss firsthand. (continued)

  • 09.16.2014
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When the crime is ‘being black,’ police routinely respond with guns drawn

by Eugene Thomas  The Lens |  0 comments

“We black folk are reduced to teaching our children how to get arrested … .” (continued)

  • 09.16.2014
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The Lens adds property sales map to The Vault

by Steve Myers  The Lens |  0 comments

It’s never been easier to track real estate sales in your neighborhood. Search by any text, price or date and see the results on a map. This is the latest addition to The Vault, our open-data initiative. (continued)

  • 09.15.2014
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