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After Hurricane Katrina, devastated Black neighborhoods created an “opportunity” for redevelopment that focused on gentrification

Derickson, Kate (2014) After Hurricane Katrina, devastated Black neighborhoods created an “opportunity” for redevelopment that focused on gentrification. LSE American Politics and Policy (07 Jul 2014). Website.

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Abstract

In 2005, Hurricane Katrina caused enormous devastation across the Gulf Coast of the U.S. But while many considered the hurricane to be a tragedy, in the aftermath, many city officials in the region saw it as an opportunity. Kate Derickson looks at how two Gulf Coast cities, Biloxi and Gulfport, used the destruction wrought by Katrina as an impetus for regional development. She writes that this development has been largely focused on poor African American neighborhoods that had already been squeezed by urban development strategies prior to the disaster, and that the nature of these neighborhoods helped to justify officials’ narrative that the storm had rendered them as ‘blank slates’.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2014 14:23
Last Modified: 23 Nov 2019 00:33
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/58966

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