Wednesday, November 4, 2015

New Orleans magazine recently published an article, “Heroes of the Recovery,” focusing on citizens who stepped out as leaders following the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina on August 29, 2005. Featured in the article is Bob Becker, an alum of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Iowa.

Bob is the CEO of New Orleans City Park, a 1,300 acre park which is currently the 7th most visited urban public park in the U.S. Read about how he rebuilt the park after losing more than 2,000 trees, 120 buildings, an amusement park, and more, as a result of one of the nation’s largest natural disasters.