new orleans en The lessons Detroit can learn from the rebuilding in New Orleans <p>When Hurricane Katrina slammed into New Orleans on August 29, 2005, we here in Michigan – along with the rest of America – watched in horror and shock. The scenes from New Orleans were practically beyond comprehension.</p><p>It's been eight and a half years since Katrina. New Orleans is still rebuilding and still recovering.</p><p>And, in the process, lessons have been learned that might benefit Detroit as it struggles back from bankruptcy and years of shrinking resources and population.</p><p>Writer Campbell Robertson's recent piece in the New York Times, <em><a href="">A Lesson for Detroit in Efforts to Aid a New Orleans Devastated By Katrina</a>, </em>gives Detroiters and decision-makers much food for thought.</p><p>Robertson joined us today.</p><p><em>*Listen to the audio above.</em></p><p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 21:53:57 +0000 Stateside Staff 16749 at The lessons Detroit can learn from the rebuilding in New Orleans Stateside: Stories shared between two recovering cities <p>New Orleans and Detroit share a common story of recovery.</p><p>After Hurricane Katrina's devastation, New Orleans resembled Detroit post-economic crisis.</p><p>Writer Micki Maynard spoke with Cyndy about similarities she has seen between the two cities.</p><p>“Many people think that what happened in Detroit is the equivalent of an economic storm,” said Maynard.</p><p>Maynard has witnessed an influx of people moving from other cities to both New Orleans and Detroit, bringing with them fresh ideas of growth and innovation. Mon, 17 Dec 2012 21:11:26 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 10403 at Stateside: Stories shared between two recovering cities New Orleans Saints overpower Detroit Lions to win NFL wildcard playoff <div><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px">For three quarters, the Detroit Lions performed like playoff veterans.</span></p><p><span id="_oneup" style="font-size: 11px">They led Drew Brees and the mighty New Orleans Saints at halftime. They were still right in the game heading to the fourth quarter.</span></p> Sun, 08 Jan 2012 04:37:43 +0000 The Associated Press 5689 at New Orleans Saints overpower Detroit Lions to win NFL wildcard playoff Wayne State hopes 'Detroit Fellows' program will help revitalize the city <p><a href="">Wayne State University</a> hopes its new <a href="">Detroit Revitalization Fellows Program</a> will help give an economic boost the city of Detroit.</p><p>The program is modeled after a <a href="">similar program in New Orleans</a>, which recruited folks from across the country to help rebuild the city after Hurricane Katrina.</p><p>Ahmad Ezzeddini from Wayne State University will run the new Detroit fellows program:</p><blockquote><p>&quot;If we look at the New Orleans model: Out of the cohort of 25, 22 of those folks are still in New Orleans, and 18 of them are with the same employer. And that&rsquo;s four years after the program ran. We hope to duplicate the same thing here.&quot;</p></blockquote><p>Ezzeddini says they plan to hire 25-30 people who have &quot;three to five years&rsquo; experience, preferably [with] a graduate degree in urban planning, business, law.&quot; He says the fellows will be paid to work in Detroit for two years, and the <a href="">jobs </a>will focus on neighborhood and economic development. They will also get leadership training from Wayne State.</p><p><a href="">Applications</a> are due April 15.</p><p>The program is funded with support from the <a href="">Kresge Foundation</a> and the <a href="">Hudson-Webber Foundation</a>. Sun, 27 Mar 2011 20:44:12 +0000 Jennifer Guerra 1800 at Wayne State hopes 'Detroit Fellows' program will help revitalize the city Mardi Gras LIVE! <p>It&#39;s Fat Tuesday, and while many of us are toiling away at work, others are gearing up to &#39;act a fool&#39; in New Orleans.</p><p>The New Orleans Times-Picayune has a collection of live webcams on <a href=""></a>.</p><p>On &quot;parade cam&quot; we&#39;ll be able to catch the Rex Parade starting at 10 a.m. <a href="">The Rex Parade</a> is one of many parades taking place today. Here&#39;s a description of the parade from their website:</p><blockquote><p>The Rex Procession has been the highlight of Mardi Gras day since the Rex Organization was formed and first paraded in 1872. While there had been celebrations in many forms on Mardi Gras before that time, the Rex Parade gave a brilliant daytime focus to the festivities, and provided a perfect opportunity for Rex, King of Carnival, to greet his city and his subjects.</p></blockquote><p><span class="GalleryCaption">The theme for this year&#39;s Rex Parade is &quot;This Sceptred Isle.&quot;</span></p><p><span class="GalleryCaption">It kicks off at 10 a.m.</span> (it looks a little wet there today):</p><p><object classid="clsid:D27CDB6E-AE6D-11cf-96B8-444553540000" codebase=",0,47,0" height="369" id="flashObj" width="435"><param name="movie" value="" /><param name="bgcolor" value="#FFFFFF" /><param name="flashVars" value="videoId=802229759001&amp;playerID=635323433001&amp;playerKey=AQ~~,AAAAPLMIM-k~,Ku2jCFpRWeud-Up62Cq79D72_1e2XXSn&amp;domain=embed&amp;dynamicStreaming=true" /><param name="base" value="" /><param name="seamlesstabbing" value="false" /><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true" /><param name="swLiveConnect" value="true" /><param name="allowScriptAccess" value="always" /><embed allowfullscreen="true" allowscriptaccess="always" base="" bgcolor="#FFFFFF" flashvars="videoId=802229759001&amp;playerID=635323433001&amp;playerKey=AQ~~,AAAAPLMIM-k~,Ku2jCFpRWeud-Up62Cq79D72_1e2XXSn&amp;domain=embed&amp;dynamicStreaming=true" height="369" name="flashObj" pluginspage="" seamlesstabbing="false" src="" swliveconnect="true" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" width="435"></embed></object></p><p>The Rex Parade will be followed by the parade by the Elks Krewe of Orleanians, and then the Crescent City parade. Enjoy!</p><p>By the way, have you ever been to New Orleans for Mardi Gras? If you can keep it clean, share your experiences with us below! Tue, 08 Mar 2011 14:06:31 +0000 Mark Brush 1544 at Mardi Gras LIVE! Mayor Dave Bing looks to New Orleans for ideas to recreate Detroit <P>Mayor <A href="">Dave Bing</A> says there’s a lot the city of Detroit can learn from the way the city of New Orleans has tried to recover from <A href="">Hurricane Katrina</A>.&nbsp;&nbsp;And, there’s much they can learn from Detroit.&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> <P>Bing and other Detroit city officials spent a few days this week touring part of New Orleans’ <A href="">Ninth ward</A>, a section of the city heavily damaged by t Tue, 15 Feb 2011 18:47:03 +0000 Steve Carmody 1299 at Mayor Dave Bing looks to New Orleans for ideas to recreate Detroit Bing gathering ideas from New Orleans <p>Detroit Mayor Dave Bing is in New Orleans gathering ideas on how to rebuild a devastated city.</p><p>The <a href=",0,1684666.story">Associated Press</a> reports:</p><blockquote><p>DETROIT (AP) - Detroit Mayor Dave Bing is meeting with New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu to discuss that city's recovery more than five years after Hurricane Katrina devastated the 9th Ward and<br> other parts of the Gulf Coast. Bing spokeswoman Karen Dumas says that both mayors were<br> preparing to take a walking tour of parts of New Orleans on Monday, and that the city bears "a lot of similarities to Detroit."</p><p>Bing is working to strengthen Detroit's most viable neighborhoods while formulating plans to deal with huge swaths of vacant land. He has said incentives will be used to encourage people to move into certain areas of Detroit, which has lost more than half its population since peaking at nearly 2 million in the 1950s. He plans to present a study April 1.</p></blockquote><p>Michigan Radio traveled to New Orleans last year to learn some lessons as well. <a href=""><em>Rebuilding Detroit Schools: ATale of Two Cities</em></a> looked at school reform in Detroit and New Orleans. The program explored successes and failures in New Orleans to see whether the lessons learned in New Orleans could offer some insights for education reform in Detroit. Mon, 14 Feb 2011 19:05:29 +0000 Mark Brush 1277 at Bing gathering ideas from New Orleans A look at a KIPP school (video) <p>The Knowledge is Power Program, known as KIPP, is a national network of charter schools. There are over 80 KIPP Schools across the country, and Detroit leaders are in talks with KIPP to open charters in the city. Michigan Radios Jennifer Guerra and Mercedes Mejia visited a KIPP school in New Orleans and have this look at the experience.</p><p>;feature=player_embedded</p><p> Wed, 19 May 2010 20:04:56 +0000 Mercedes Mejia & Jennifer Guerra 2048 at Building School Culture (video) <p>Academics are important in any school. But some school leaders say the idea of school culture is perhaps just as important. Michigan Radio producer Mercedes Mejia visited schools in Detroit and New Orleans to see what school culture is all about.</p><p>;feature=player_embedded</p><p> Thu, 13 May 2010 20:15:34 +0000 Mercedes Mejia 2049 at