New Orleans Revival: Rainbows After the Storm
In this remarkably moving presentation, former Mayor Ray Nagin shares the story of post-Katrina New Orleans and its recovery from disaster. A lyrical, engaging speaker, Nagin takes the audiences on a front-row journey through the setbacks and triumphs that, five years after the hurricane, have made the city stronger than ever. He shares secrets that have not been told before. Now one of the fastest growing cities in America, New Orleans is a leader in green construction, innovative education and is a model of hope and progress. Emphasizing the importance of cooperation and civic engagement at all levels, Nagin clearly demonstrates that it is possible to recover from any disaster. There are indeed rainbows after the storm.
The Keys to Successful Urban Renewal
Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans to its core, devastating the city’s housing stock, infrastructure and crippling the local economy. Today, the city is home to over $26 billion in construction projects, the real estate market is growing, tourism is booming, and there are thriving business and entrepreneur sectors. How did New Orleans bounce back when the average major disaster recovery normally takes 15 years? What were the steps taken to promote growth across multiple industries? How do you spur sustainable population growth? Mayor Ray Nagin shares personal insights in the redevelopment of New Orleans, revealing the planning, implementation, tenacity and innovative thinking needed to transform a city.
The Recovery Handbook: Overcoming Your Katrina
Ray Nagin learned many very hard lessons after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans. He saw first-hand how higher levels of government left fellow Americans stranded. He witnessed looting, death, mean spirited acts of racism and classism. There were insurance companies’ abuses and discriminatory home repair grants. Since this was historic, Ray found divine guidance in the Bible from the Book of Nehemiah. This moving presentation demonstrates that in the face of adversity, recovery and true transformation is probable. No matter what Katrina like challenges your audience has encountered, Ray is sure to inspire. He shares powerful, gut wrenching stories of human resilience that instill hope. Audiences will leave this presentation empowered, uplifted and ready to fully recover.