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August 24, 2015

Design teams win Mississippi contest

NEW ORLEANS — Baird & Associates, Moffatt & Nichol and Studio Misi-Ziibi are the winning teams in an international design competition called Changing Course, which focuses on restoring the Mississippi River Delta.

The teams' designs are based on a 100-year planning horizon and focus on maximizing the river's natural potential to build land, as well as the need for navigation, industry, flood control and community development.

The Environmental Defense Fund, a member of the Changing Course leadership team, said in a press release that over the last century nearly 1,900 square miles of coastal wetlands in Louisiana have vanished.

The winning proposals focus on the Mississippi River south of New Orleans.

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