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Posted 09.09.10 | PERMALINK | ESSAY

Elizabeth Mossop and Jeffrey Carney: In the Mississippi Delta: Building with Water



Farming the Ninth. Click image to enlarge.

Returning the vacant land of the northern Lower Ninth to productive use was a major focus of the CSS. A mix of backyard planting, community gardening and commercial farming are all ways to use flood-prone land that would be risky to resettle densely. In our proposal, Galvez Street, shown here, would accommodate both small farm cottages to the south and larger commercial operations to the north.

Image credit: Coastal Sustainability Studio

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ABOUT THE ESSAY

In the Mississippi Delta: Building with Water
On Places, Elizabeth Mossop and Jeffrey Carney report on the work of the Coastal Sustainability Studio at Louisiana State University, which is proposing long-range solutions to the environmental and social challenges of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jeffrey Carney is studio manager of the Coastal Sustainability Studio and visiting assistant professor of landscape architecture at LSU. He teaches courses in both landscape architecture and architecture.

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Elizabeth Mossop is director of the Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture at Louisiana State University.

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