Date of Award
Bachelor of Arts
Environmental Science and Policy
hurricane, environmental justice, disaster, Katrina, New Orleans
Environmental injustice has exacerbated in the Lower Ninth Ward after Hurricane Katrina. Eleven years after Katrina and the Lower Ninth community is struggling to fully recover, regardless the amount of aid it has received from different types of charitable organizations. An understanding of how residents and organizations within the Lower Ninth Ward view environmental justice issues may help explain why this community’s revival is so delayed. Through the application of the snowball method, I obtained three case studies within this research that each present three dissimilar interpretations of the environmental justice issues and state of Lower Ninth. These views differ from each other and were represented as cynical, realistic, or optimistic. These perspectives addressed the community and organizations’ efforts towards bringing the Lower Ninth back to its vibrant nature before Katina. This research may further answer the question-what should be done next for the Lower Ninth Ward?
Francis, Nia N., "Where is the Environmental Justice in the Lower Ninth? How Nonprofits and Residents within the Lower Ninth Ward View Environmental Justice Issues after Hurricane Katrina" (2017). Honors Theses. 245.