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Posted 09.09.10 | PERMALINK | ESSAY

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



Regional recreation center. Click image to enlarge.

The Northernmost part of the Lower Ninth Ward is the most flood prone and slowest to recover part of the neighborhood. The large majority of structures in this area have been removed. The redevelopment of this area into an intensive regional recreation center would not only bring a surge of activity to the neighborhood but also provide ample open space for stormwater retention and buffer the denser residential parts from storm surge.

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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