Craig Colten ’84 PhD (Geo) Uses Lessons From Hurricane Katrina to Inform Community Resilience Initiatives



alum-news.buttonCraig is a historical geographer, author and professor at Louisiana State University. In the wake of Hurricane Katrina, he had been among the experts who had predicted the potential of a disaster of that magnitude. His award-winning historical geography book, Unnatural Metropolis: Wresting New Orleans from Nature, examines the geographical and sociological conditions that foretold the loss of life and property on the Gulf Coast. He earned his doctorate from Maxwell in 1984, and a B.A. and M.A. from LSU.


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