Southern Louisiana’s Lower Mississippi River Delta is one of the most biologically and commercially significant regions of the United States–and it’s disappearing. Fast. How fast? According to Changing Course, a design competition that aims to reimagine a more sustainable future for the delta, Louisiana loses a football field-sized swath of land every hour, largely because of poor land planning and management. Determined to make a change, Changing Course brought together diverse teams of scientists, landscape architects, and experts to propose design solutions to one of the biggest (and overlooked) problems in the United States. “It’s never been done before,” writes Changing Course. “But we’re working to do it.”
From the description:
“Changing Course is a design competition to reimagine a more sustainable Lower Mississippi River Delta, bringing teams together from around the world to create innovative visions for one of America’s greatest natural resources.”
A shortlist of eight teams was announced earlier this year.
Changing Course: Navigating the Future of the Lower Mississippi River Delta from Van Alen Institute on Vimeo.
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