This research and design studio began with the question, “Can we imagine alternate futures for Morgan City?” An intensive study of ecological, social, and economic systems gave rise to a number of interesting proposals. Critical to every design was the conclusion that industry and environment are deeply connected, especially in the fragile and fluctuating environment of southern Louisiana, and must in the future continue to support each other towards greater resilience and sustainability.
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Renzi Terrebonne | The location of Morgan City proves it to be an ideal location for a deltaic research and educational facility. Varying user groups of scientists, students, and even locals can influence testing, learning, and create gathering spaces.
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James Babin | To be constructed over a 20 year span, the ultimate goal is to develop Morgan City and Avoca Island as an all-encompassing port/city facility that is able to operate under extreme weather conditions while allowing the Atchafalaya to take its natural course.
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Olga Alaminos | This project proposes the creation of a new topography gradually over time. This topography would mean a new defense against surging water and also will create multiple conditions between water and ground which would become a new and higher biodiversity plane.
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Ben Champagne | Creating a center for distribution and processing for Louisiana’s seafood industry, the volatile nature of Louisiana’s coast means that many of the largest ports will loose nearly all of their land over the course of the next 50 years.
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Yingxue Wang | Morgan City is a historical city. People come from all over to enjoy authentic Cajun food here. Now, Morgan City only has some restaurants and hotels near the 182 highway. My project proposes a Tourist Center within the city.
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