Coastal Change Hazards: Hurricanes and Extreme Storms

Hurricane Katrina Before and After Photo Comparisons: Mainland Mississippi The mainland shoreline of Mississippi, located in the right-front quadrant of Hurricane Katrina, experienced one of the greatest storm surges in U.S. history. Most of this coastline stretching from Waveland through Pascagoula suffered extensive damage up to several kilometers inland from the coast. The photo pairs […]

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Rebuilding New Orleans: Detailing a New Vernacular

13 years ago this month, Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans. During the years following the levee failures, the city witnessed a boom in architectural experimentation, as small, independent developers joined the recovery efforts. A leader in this effort was Make It Right (MIR), a charitable organization founded by actor Brad Pitt in 2007. The organization challenged architects […]

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