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Hurricane Katrina

Heinz Center President Tom Lovejoy pitches new coastal development effort

With hurricane destruction on the Gulf Coast and rising sea levels, many experts say it is time for a new way of thinking about future coastal development. Tom Lovejoy, president of the H. John Heinz Center for Science, Economics and the Environment, explains his group's plan to initiate a national dialogue about how to rebuild New Orleans and safeguard other coastal cities. From examining federal flood insurance programs and economic incentives that drive development, to rehabilitating coastal ecosystems, Lovejoy discusses the role for Congress, the White House and the states in preventing another Hurricane Katrina.