The CBR is a noble experiment in progress. Created by many, it has been molded and shaped by faculty, students, and staff over the past twelve years, but its vision has remained constant. Under the guidance of two New Orleans universities, the CBR has created a place where eminent scholars and teachers from varying backgrounds and disciplines gather to conduct research, debate vital issues, instruct the young, and connect with the community outside its walls. CBR is a proud member of the School of Science and Engineering at Tulane University.
Since Katrina, CBR researchers and staff have shifted existing programs, and developed new research and outreach to rebuild and restore New Orleans and the Gulf Coast region. The focus of this work is on creating a city and region where the social, built, and natural systems are resilient and able to recover from future disasters, and reconnecting the city to its natural landscape.