Mississippi

February 26, 2008, 7am PST
<p>Creating beautiful public spaces is crucial to improving sense of community, according to urban designers looking to revitalize the Mississippi town of Tupelo.</p>
Daily Journal (Northeast Mississippi)
February 24, 2008, 11am PST
<p>A new study has shown that rapid land subsidence in the Mississippi Delta is a problem that occurs closer to the surface, not deep below, giving geologists hope that the delta can be restored.</p>
Terra Daily
February 5, 2008, 11am PST
<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>
Time
January 22, 2008, 8am PST
<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>
Associated Press via Wired
October 30, 2007, 8am PDT
<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>
Metropolis Magazine
October 17, 2007, 12pm PDT
<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>
Terra Daily
October 4, 2007, 5am PDT
<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>
The Los Angeles Times
August 21, 2007, 5am PDT
<p>A flood of developments are rejuvenating downtown Jackson, Mississippi.</p>
Architectural Record
June 29, 2007, 2pm PDT
<p>David Biggs, a lifelong resident of Moss Point, Mississippi, is overjoyed with his new modular cottage, a marked improvement over FEMA trailers.</p>
Mississippi Press
May 2, 2007, 9am PDT
<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>
The Boston Globe
March 14, 2007, 12pm PDT
<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>
The Clarion-Ledger
February 7, 2007, 8am PST
<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>
NPR
October 6, 2006, 3pm PDT
A model home here that gives Katrina's displaced an alternative to trailer living is starting to take the country by storm.
The Christian Science Monitor
October 4, 2006, 9am PDT
This article from <em>Governing Magazine</em> looks at the planning process along the Gulf Coast as cities and towns look to rebuild, but struggle to decide what to rebuild into.
Governing Magazine
September 21, 2006, 10am PDT
More than half of the residents in the small unincorporated community of Henderson Point, Mississippi, turned out to help begin planning for the rebuilding of their completely devastated community.
Biloxi Sun-Herald
September 8, 2006, 10am PDT
Architect James Polk is setting up to begin work on his plan for a walkable and sustainable community in the Gulf Coast region.
Hattiesburg American
September 2, 2006, 7am PDT
The Christian Science Monitor runs a feature-length, three-part series that examines the people, money, and environment on the Gulf Coast one year after Katrina.
The Christian Science Monitor
August 25, 2006, 10am PDT
While New Orleans' economy struggles to return to its pre-storm levels, cities such as Mobile, Alabama are reaping the benefits of renewed economic vigor.
The Wall Street Journal
August 22, 2006, 8am PDT
What the state of Mississippi has learned in one year of rebuilding after Hurricane Katrina.
The Los Angeles Times
August 7, 2006, 5am PDT
Despite a critical housing shortage and badly needed road repairs, the city of Biloxi sees an influx of casinos due to a change in state legislation.
The Wall Street Journal via The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette