The progressive policy of Former Mayor Ray Nagin has led to a revival of the city of New Orleans. During his administration the city has an unprecedented economic growth and the city government has grown into a dynamic and competitive organization that work has made such poverty and housing.
In 2005, Ray Nagin world famous thanks to its assertive and coldly occur in the superstorm Katrina. He ordered a mandatory evacuation just hours before the storm came ashore. Then he accompanied the largest evacuation and reconstruction operations in U.S. history.
Through intense lobbying in Congress and President George W. Bush, he could release more than $ 20 billion for a new coastal protection system, a social housing program plus credit and compensation for the affected areas. Within 30 days after the disaster, he founded the “Bring New Orleans Back Commission”: a master plan to devise new ways to improve the infrastructure, economic development, planning, education, health care, efficient government, culture and tourism.
Ray is experienced as expert knows better than anyone what the catastrophic consequences of inadequate coastal protection. But while he is a prime example of how a vigorous policy to reverse the tide. His testimony about the lasting impact of the super storm on New Orleans, can be found in Nagin’s book: “Katrina’s Secrets: Storms After the Storm”. But especially for the conference “Super Storms. And how to protect us” Ray Nagin is it telling you in person.