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Posted 09.09.10 | PERMALINK | ESSAY

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



Neighborhood corridors. Click image to enlarge.

Historically Tennessee, Caffin, and Tupelo Streets extended into the wetlands to the north. Our proposal concentrates redevelopment on these three corridors while encouraging only a limited footprint in flood-prone areas. Housing and commercial space along these streets are elevated to withstand flooding with minimal damage. The ground floors accommodate parking, storage and studios, as well as ample space for social gathering.

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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