New Orleans’ Resilience Journey

The city of New Orleans released its Resilience Strategy on August 28, 2015.. Explore the strategy here.

On September 12, 2016, the city released its One-Year Progress Update, sharing its key milestones since launching its resilience strategy in 2015.

New Orleans’ Resilience Story

New Orleans has had unique experience in dealing with and recovering from major urban emergencies. From Hurricanes Katrina and Isaac to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill to the city’s frequent boil water advisories, New Orleans has learned important lessons about what it takes to become a vibrant, resilient city that serves all its residents — particularly its most vulnerable.

Watch a recording of the city’s strategy release event below.

 

Get to know resilient NOLA.

SHOCKS AND STRESSES
  • Aging Infrastructure
  • Climate Change
  • Coastal / Tidal Flooding
  • Crime / Violence
  • Disease Outbreak
  • Drought
  • Economic Inequality
  • Environmental Degradation
  • Extreme Heat
  • Hazardous Materials Accident
  • Hurricane / Typhoon / Cyclone
  • Inadequate Educational Systems
  • Inadequate Health Systems
  • Inadequate Public Transportation Systems
  • Infrastructure Failure
  • Lack of Affordable Housing
  • Poverty
  • Rainfall Flooding
  • Riot / Civil Unrest
  • Sea Level Rise / Coastal Erosion
  • Severe Storms
  • Structural Racism
  • Subsidence
  • Terrorist Attack
  • Uncontrolled Urban Development
  • Unemployment

Meet The Chief Resilience Officer

New Orleans's CRO

Jeff Hebert is the Chief Resilience Officer for New Orleans. Prior to becoming CRO, Mr. Hebert was the Executive Director of the New Orleans Redevelopment Authority (NORA). NORA provides planning, financial support, and real estate for affordable housing and commercial corridor revitalization projects throughout the city.

Prior to joining NORA, Jeff served as the first-ever Director of Blight Policy and Neighborhood Revitalization for the City of New Orleans. In the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, Jeff served as the Director of Community Planning for the Louisiana Recovery Authority and has worked in community development in Brooklyn and Philadelphia.

Jeff earned a Bachelor’s degree in Urban Design and Architecture Studies New York University and completed his graduate studies in City Planning at M.I.T. He recently completed the NeighborWorks® Achieving Excellence in Community Development program at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and is a recipient of the 2012 Excellence in Government Innovation Award from the Bureau of Governmental Research.

Snapshot of New Orleans

  • 369,250

    POPULATION AS OF 2012

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  • Disease Outbreak
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