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The city is rushing to repair its aging drainage system.
October 5, 2017
STATE AND LOCAL NEWS ROUNDUP | Oregon wildfires grow; 1.5 million gallons of raw sewage flood repair trench in a Detroit suburb; and Baltimore mayor’s good government book club pick.
STATE AND LOCAL NEWS ROUNDUP | San José officials reject affordable housing for teachers proposal; designs are revealed for a new iconic bridge in Washington, D.C.; and Dayton sees inspiration in Chicago’s Magnificent Mile.
U.S. Sen. John Kennedy, a Republican, said the city was “rapidly becoming the murder and armed robbery capital of the Western Hemisphere."
"Now more than ever we have to put aside our differences and unite against cowardly violence," the mayor said.
In the Big Easy, experts from across the Gulf Coast and the nation will share the changing nature of disasters and what 'Responding to Modern Emergencies' looks like.
Mayor Mitch Landrieu made sure work was completed as fast as possible to prevent state preemption
While some Southern states still officially honor their ‘Lost Cause’ history, the Crescent City is choosing to instead promote diversity on Confederate Memorial Day.
“We’re not using nature well enough.”
Knowledge of the situational factors that may push people to make adverse choices has helped cities uncover new approaches to tackle longstanding challenges.
, Special to Route Fifty
April 12, 2017
In an interview with Route Fifty, Landrieu talks policing and the “entrepreneurial” bent that drives mayors of all political stripes.
Fearful of losing arts and entertainment, some cities are trying to provide artists and musicians with affordable places to live and work.
By The Pew Charitable Trusts
February 1, 2017
New Orleans has $200 million, a multi-disciplinary team and a network of partners with which to address infrastructure needs ahead of future shocks and stresses.
Mayor Mitch Landrieu and City Council members joined a national movement to remove symbols that black residents feel perpetuate racism, but they’re finding you can’t do iconoclasm halfway.
Included are stories about the use of data in the governments of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania; Kansas City, Missouri; Syracuse, New York; and New Orleans.
A city ordinance Mayor Mitch Landrieu approved Monday includes penalties for failing to report lost or stolen firearms, along with other provisions.
The data-focused effort comes at a time when the city is carrying out police department reforms.
Nation-states attempt to breach New Orleans’ systems “all the time,” so the city recently upped its defenses for law enforcement and several other departments and apps.
With federal funding in limbo, Mayor Mitch Landrieu has announced the city will shell out $500,000 in additional money to help prevent the spread of the virus.
“Every city is unique, and each faces specific challenges,” says Arup director Jo da Silva. “But, the factors that enable cities to deal with disruption are universal.”
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