After seven years of service as the president of Tulane University, Scott Cowen watched the devastation of his beloved New Orleans at the hands of Hurricane Katrina. When federal, state, and city officials couldn’t find their way to decisive action, Cowen quickly partnered with a coalition of civic, business, and nonprofit leaders looking to work around the old institutions. This team led the charge to restore equilibrium and eventually to rebuild. The Inevitable City presents 10 principles that changed the game for this city, and, if adopted, can alter the curve for any business, endeavor, community — and perhaps even a nation. This is the story of the resurgence and reinvention of one of America’s greatest cities, and how ordinary citizens, empowered to actively rescue their own city after politicians and government officials failed them, have succeeded in rebuilding their world.
The Inevitable City: The Resurgence of New Orleans and the Future of Urban America
- From the Publisher
May 22, 2014
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