Craig Colten, PhD
Craig E. Colten is the Carl O. Sauer Professor of Geography and Anthropology at Louisiana State University and the author of Perilous Place, Powerful Storms: Hurricane Protection in Coastal Louisiana and An Unnatural Metropolis: Wresting New Orleans from Nature. Dr. Colten is working on a range of topics including community resilience, adaptation to changing environments in coastal Louisiana, water, and hazards in the American south.
Craig Colten, PhD Projects & Programs:
Inland from the Coast: A multi-scalar approach to regional climate change responsesGathering and disseminating local ecological knowledge about landscape functionality Providing high quality, accessible information on current and future environmental conditions to influence community decision-making Evaluating past events to support adaptation...Research, Capacity Building, Visual Communication, Community Planning
A New Changing Course: From the Last Naturally Active to a New Naturally Active and Sustainable Mississippi DeltaFormalize a new framework to promote safe and sustainable development in coastal Louisiana Reinitiate a functioning delta by reactivating to some extent all major distributaries Redesign a new New Orleans...Research