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How Louisiana is relocating a community threatened by climate change

How Louisiana is relocating a community threatened by climate change

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Isle de Jean Charles, Louisiana, a small coastal island in the Gulf of Mexico, is currently the site of a far-reaching experiment that may shape how the government, at every level, thinks about one of the looming issues of climate change: resettlement. With flooding threatening many parts of the coast, including massive population centers, the question of how the government manages the relocation of its citizens, as well as landmarks and historic sites, takes on added urgency…

 

Affordable housing disaster resilience in the neoliberal era

In this thesis, I consider affordable housing disaster resilience in the neoliberal era through an investigation of the Low Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program in Galveston, Texas, through Hurricane Ike, which made landfall there in September, 2008. Considerable research has explicated the ways in which natural disaster has intensified ongoing neoliberal pressure to shrink the welfare…

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