Saturday, July 07, 2007

Summer Session

We began the summer session of the project two weeks ago. Ingrid and Sam, two of the Dartmouth students who mapped Gentilly during spring break, are back as full-time interns. Jenica, a recent Dartmouth science PhD, started with the project part-time. Also, we've been getting some help from Genevieve at the Center for Digital Strategies, which is where I work from in Dartmouth's Tuck School of Business.

Currently, we are taking the Gentilly results from last spring (which were covered by front-page articles in the Times-Picayune and last Monday's New York Times) and breaking them down into more local detail. Where before we reported results by multiple-neighborhood sections (see report here, page 2), we are now reporting results within sections of particular neighborhoods. Ingrid and Sam, with the help of Kolleen (also a Dartmouth student volunteer from spring break), have been begun sharing these local-recovery reports with Gentilly residents.

Ingrid, Sam, and I are coming to New Orleans in less than two weeks.


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