SPUR Evening Symposium: Clear as Mud: Rebuilding New Orleans with author Laurie Johnson

"Robert Olshansky and Laurie Johnson’s new book Clear As Mud
offers an objective and intimate look at the first 22 months of New
Orleans’ recovery. In addition to rebuilding its structures and
institutions, New Orleans had to create an equitable and effective
community planning structure while addressing the concerns of state,
federal, nonprofit and private- sector stakeholders. With co-author Laurie
Johnson
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