Katherine Hillenbrand portrait

Since New Orleans began its recovery after Hurricane Katrina, the city has been tackling its problem with blighted properties in a variety of ways. Reducing blight has been one of Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s top priorities since he took office in 2010. The city’s successful BlightSTAT performance management approach has been the backbone of efforts that resulted in the elimination of over 15,... Read More

Author: Katherine Hillenbrand
Katherine Hillenbrand portrait

When a fire broke out in a New Orleans home in October 2015, safety procedures worked exactly as they should – smoke alarms sounded, the occupants were alerted to the danger, and all 11 residents safely escaped from the house. Earlier that year, a new program from the New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) and the city’s analytics team, the Office of Performance and Accountability (OPA), had... Read More

Author: Katherine Hillenbrand