Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name


Degree Program

Public Administration


College of Urban and Public Affairs

Major Professor

Kiefer, John

Second Advisor

Farris, Monica

Third Advisor

Montjoy, Robert


The following is a case study of the University of New Orleans Disaster Resistant University project. The Disaster Resistant University project involved the creation, adoption, and implementation of an all-hazards campus mitigation plan. On August 29, 2005 Hurricane Katrina struck the City of New Orleans. This disaster caused the need for a reassessment of the original campus mitigation plan. Both the original plan, and its reassessment, are the subject of this case study.


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