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  • Affordable, Accessible, Efficient Communities
  • Volume 17, Number 2
  • Managing Editor: Mark D. Shroder
  • Associate Editor: Michelle P. Matuga
 

Will My Neighbors Rebuild? Rebuilding Outcomes and Remaining Damage Following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita

Jonathan Spader
Abt Associates Inc.


Refereed Papers
Refereed papers that appear in Cityscape have undergone a thorough and timely double-blind review by highly qualified referees. The managing editor reviews submitted manuscripts or outlines of proposed papers to determine their suitability for inclusion in this section. To submit a manuscript or outline, send an e-mail to cityscape@hud.gov.


This article describes the rebuilding outcomes of hurricane-damaged properties in Louisiana and Mississippi using direct measures of remaining damage collected using onsite observation of properties’ exterior conditions. The empirical analysis presents representative estimates of the rebuilding outcomes of owner-occupied properties and renter-occupied properties in early 2010, which is between 4 and 5 years after the 2005 hurricanes. The article then examines the extent to which damaged structures were clustered in concentrated pockets of remaining damage.


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