Sponge urbanism: The cellular redevelopment of New Orleans

Jason Sowell, Nichole Wiedemann

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Using New Orleans as a case study, the proposed research, Sponge Urbanism, examines the potential of infrastructure to anticipate, rather than react to, flux in ecologic, economic and technologic systems. Rather than enhance the false dichotomy between nature and culture, the aim is to rethink these systems and suggest broader, more integrated landscape and architectural tactics that achieve resilience in the face of extreme circumstances.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)24-31
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Architectural Education
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2009


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