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In the six years following Hurricane Katrina — a tragedy made more complex by the Great Recession and the Gulf oil spill — the New Orleans metro has continued on a trajectory of recovery that suggests both areas of positive change and remaining challenges. The New Orleans Index at Six provides the most up–to–date data on New Orleans’ transition from recovery to transformation.

For the occasion of the sixth anniversary of Katrina, Brookings Institution Press is releasing an edited volume entitled Resilience and Opportunity: Lessons from the U.S. Gulf Coast after Katrina and Rita. This volume combines the essays published as part of The New Orleans Index at Five collection along with additional essays covering a larger number of post-Katrina reform efforts, including Mississippi reforms. Thus, the volume captures and immortalizes many of the important efforts undertaken over the last six years along the Gulf Coast. In a related blogpost, Amy Liu highlights the region’s progress and what areas around the world can learn from the responses across the Gulf Coast.

However, with the New Orleans Index at Six, the Greater New Orleans Community Data Center took on the publication as a solo effort.

Download the Full Report » (PDF)
Download the Executive Summary » (PDF) 
Download the Data Tables » (XLS)


Previous Katrina Indices Executive Summaries
August 2010 - The New Orleans Index at Five (PDF)
August 2009 - Four Years After Hurricane Katrina (PDF)
February 2009 (PDF)
August 2008 - Three Years After Hurricane Katrina (PDF)
April 2008 (PDF)
January 2008 (PDF)
November 2007 (PDF)
August 2007 - Two Years after Hurricane Katrina (PDF)
June 2007 (PDF)
May 2007 (PDF)
April 2007 (PDF)
March 2007 (PDF)
February 2007 (PDF)
January 2007 (PDF)
December 2006 (PDF)
November 2006 (PDF)
October 2006 (PDF)
August 2006 - One Year after Hurricane Katrina (PDF)
July 2006 (PDF)
June 2006 (PDF)
May 2006 (PDF)
April 2006 (PDF)
March 2006 (PDF)
February 2006 (PDF)
January 2006 (PDF)


Additional Resources

Resettling New Orleans: The First Full Picture from the Census
Building a Better New Orleans: A Review of and Plan for Progress One Year after Hurricane Katrina
Katrina Reading Room: A Compilation of Research from three Think Tanks
Credit and Insurance Consequences of Natural and Man-Made Catastrophes (September 2006 Event)