The Yamuna River Project in India & Louisiana Coastal & Riverine Cities Exchange
Location: Room 201, Richardson Memorial Hall, Tulane School of Architecture, 6823 St. Charles Ave., New Orleans LA 70118.
Times: Session 1, 1-2:45pm. Session 2, 3-4:45pm.
Event Description: This dialogue intends to address cross-disciplinary and cross-institutional collaborations addressing grand challenges at the intersection of urbanization and river and coastal dynamics.
Tulane University is recognized for expertise in water, riverine and coastal territories, spanning multiple disciplines. The ByWater Institute is a leader in gathering researchers from different backgrounds to work on local and planetary issues, of which New Orleans and the Louisiana territory is a living laboratory of urgencies.
For the last six years, the University of Virginia has been pioneering an innovative urban research project, examining one of the most pressing urban crises in the world: the city of New Delhi and its urban and riparian ecologies. Based on a recently signed MoU between Tulane and the University of Virginia, the Yamuna River Project is now in the process of a redefinition of its methods and its reach (with a methodology that may be applied to other urban situations), of expansion to include faculty and students from both universities and continuing to facilitate new research projects.
The dialogue is structured in two sessions, each with six short interventions (10 minutes approximately) in which the speakers will share their current work followed by a discussion. This dialogue is part of the process of building a pan-university research initiative at Tulane University around Water / River-Coastal Urbanism.
The discussions will inform new methods of inquiry in different disciplines, creating potential opportunities for important new cross-disciplinary and cross-institutional collaborations.