- Post-Disaster Recovery
- Location(s) of Work:
- New Orleans
Current Institutional Affiliation(s)
Department of Geography and Anthropology
Louisiana State UniversityBaton Rouge, Louisiana, United StatesCarl O. Sauer Professor
Ph.D., Syracuse University, 1984.
Environmental Historical Geography
Louisiana and the South
Robert W.Kates, Craig Colten, Shirley Laksa, and Stephen Leatherman. 2006. “Reconstruction of New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina: A Research Perspective,” Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 103 (40): 14653-14660.
Colten, Craig. 2006. “Contesting Pollution in Dixie: The Case of Corney Creek” Journal of Southern History 72: 605-634.
Colten, Craig E. 2005. An Unnatural Metropolis: Wresting New Orleans from Nature. Baton Rouge: LSU Press.
Colten, Craig E. 2002. "Basin Street Blues: Drainage and Environmental Equity in New Orleans, 1890-1930." Journal of Historical Geography 28: 237-57.
Colten, Craig E. 2002. "Reintroducing Nature to the City: Wetlands in New Orleans." Environmental History 7: 226-46.
Colten, Craig E., editor and contributor. 2000. Transforming New Orleans and Its Environs: Centuries of Change. Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press.
HONORS AND ACTIVITIES
2007- Editor, Geographical Review.
2006 Media Achievement Award, Association of American Geographers.
2005 J.B. Jackson Prize, Association of American Geographers (awarded 2006).
2002- Editorial Board, Environmental History.
Geography of Louisiana
Historical Geography of the Environment
Human Geography: Europe and the Americas
Seminar on Urban Environments
Seminar on Historical Environments of New Orleans
Publications and Resources
- Stephen P. Leatherman, Shirley Laska, Robert W. Kates, Craig E. Colton. Reconstruction of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina: A Research Perspective. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 2006.