Richard Campanella
Geographer / Senior Professor of Practice, Tulane University School of Architecture


Professor Campanella is the author of numerous books and articles about the history and human geography of New Orleans. He can comment on the impacts of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans and repopulation patterns in the city following the storm; on the unique histories of New Orleans neighborhoods; and on issues of gentrification and its social and cultural impact on older, historic neighborhoods of the city.
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Areas of Expertise: Gentrification, impacts of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans, repopulation of New Orleans post-Katrina, New Orleans neighborhoods, physical and human geography of New Orleans, Bourbon Street

Richard Campanella explains how the New Orleans Cotton District was the center of the cotton universe for over 100 years
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Tulane geographer Richard Campanella writes a new book on photojournalist Del Hall, whose career started in New Orleans and led him to many historic events in this city and beyond.

How do scientists, scholars and other experts engage with the communities affected by their work? Where are the fine lines between public scholarship, civic engagement and activism?

Check out the events honoring the literary legend.

Fellow scholars will honor the longtime faculty member and his recent book with a special event including discussion, readings and map exploration.

Tulane geographer Richard Campanella's new book "Bourbon Street: A History" is a scholarly and entertaining look the famous, and infamous, New Orleans street.

Tulane faculty members talk in this video about the culture of the Tulane academic experience post-Katrina, touching on areas of disaster recovery, architecture, health care, music, public education and more.

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