11.945 Katrina Practicum

Spring 2006

The Praline Connection, a restaurant in New Orleans.
The Praline Connection is a restaurant on Frenchman Street in New Orleans, one of the few places where some life had begun to return to the city in March, 2006. (Photo courtesy of MIT OCW.)

Course Highlights

This course features a set of lecture notes as well as assignments and an image gallery from the students' trip to New Orleans.

Course Description

In the wake of Katrina the entire gulf coast is embroiled in a struggle over what constitutes "appropriate" rebuilding and redevelopment efforts. This practicum will engage students in a set of work groups designed to assist local community based institutions and people in shaping the policy and practices that will guide the redevelopment and rebuilding efforts in the city of New Orleans.

Special Features

Technical Requirements

Special software is required to use some of the files in this course: .ppt.

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Prof. JoAnn Carmin
Prof. J. Phillip Thompson
Prof. Ceasar McDowell

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
2.5 hours / session