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CSS Presents Final Proposal for Changing Course

Waiting officially begins for LSU Coastal Sustainability Studio and other organizations participating in a rigorous 18-month Changing Course  design competition which called for “bold thinking and focused action” to reimagine a more sustainable Lower Mississippi River Delta. CSS was an important contributor to one of three teams delivering final presentations at the unique...

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2015 Changing Course Competition

CSS is part of one of three final teams competing in the Changing Course Competition. Our team (Moffatt & Nichol Team, which included Deltares, Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies, RAND Corporation, UNO Pontchartrain Institute of Environmental Sciences, and West8) was chosen after a global search, the three finalist...

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Events, Design

Jeff Carney on Resource Team for Mayors’ Institute for City Design

Jeff Carney, AICP, CSS Director and Associate Professor of Architecture, is serving on the Resource Team for the Mayors’ Institute for City Design in Sacramento, CA from August 7-9. The Mayors’ Institute for City Design is a leadership initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with the American Architectural...

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Article: Mike Pasquier’s Oral History Project

The Bayou Lafourche Oral History Project: Understanding Environmental Change and Religious Identity in Louisiana   Mike Pasquier has transformed his involvement in the CSS into ongoing research along Bayou Lafourche with students in his home department. With the help of the T. Harry Williams Center for Oral History, Mike has...

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Feature, Design

The Lower 9th Ward and bayou Bienvenue: Design Strategies and Scenarios for Change

During the first year of the CSS, our primary project area was the Central Wetlands Unit and the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans. Hurricane Katrina’s disproportionate toll on the Lower 9th Ward was directly related to the pre-existing environmental degradation of the natural environment surrounding New Orleans. The cypress...

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