Mississippi

In the eight years since Hurricane Katrina, the Gulf Coast states have made great strides in adopting new visions for their cities and towns. A new report outlines the recovery's progress, pointing to successes in housing and transportation.
Sep 3, 2013   The Sun Herald
<p>The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has blocked an Army Corps of Engineers pumping project that would have drained and damaged up to 200,000 acres of Mississippi wetlands -- its first block of a Corps project in nearly 20 years.</p>
Feb 5, 2008   Time
<p>Canals dug for oil and natural gas extraction and service may have played a significant role in the weakening of the Mississippi River Delta -- a negative effect of the oil industry's Gulf operations that worsened the impact of Hurricane Katrina.</p>
Jan 22, 2008   Associated Press via Wired
<p>Designers and architects are teaming up to provide the Gulf Coast region with pre-fabricated buildings meant to serve as temporary general stores and community centers for areas still struggling to recuperate.</p>
Oct 30, 2007   Metropolis Magazine
<p>As land continues to subside in the Mississippi Delta, scientists are looking to natural systems to provide the flood control man-made infrastructure has failed to provide.</p>
Oct 17, 2007   Terra Daily
<p>The Army Corps of Engineers has plans to buyout more than half of the land in the flood-damaged Gulf Coast city of Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. But residents who have already started to rebuild after Hurricane Katrina are fighting the plan.</p>
Oct 4, 2007   The Los Angeles Times
<p>A flood of developments are rejuvenating downtown Jackson, Mississippi.</p>
Aug 21, 2007   Architectural Record
<p>David Biggs, a lifelong resident of Moss Point, Mississippi, is overjoyed with his new modular cottage, a marked improvement over FEMA trailers.</p>
Jun 29, 2007   Mississippi Press
<p>With the debut of a new region plan -- emphasizing town centers, more density, increased transit usage, and reduced water and energy consumption -- Boston area planners have their work cut out for them.</p>
May 2, 2007   The Boston Globe
<p>During the conclusion of a recent charrette in Jackson, Mississippi, Andres Duany advised redevelopment and placemaking as the most important strategy for the struggling area.</p>
Mar 14, 2007   The Clarion-Ledger
<p>This report from <em>NPR</em> looks at the many factors that are delaying the disbursement of recovery and housing funds to hurricane victims in the Gulf Coast region.</p>
Feb 7, 2007   NPR