Design competition picks world’s best brains on how to restore Louisiana coast

Competition to help rebuild wetlands

If you’re developing one of the largest river management projects in the world — an initiative with social, economic and political challenges — where do you look for help?

Well, everywhere.

That’s the idea behind the Changing Course competition — a call made to the world in September from Louisiana offering $400,000 for ideas about how to maximize the Mississippi River’s ability to rebuild the wetlands south of New Orleans, while also meeting “the needs of navigation, flood protection, and coastal industries and communities.”

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