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Tulane School of Architecture geographer Richard Campanella is the author of seven critically acclaimed books as well as numerous journal articles mostly on the physical, urban, and human geography of New Orleans. The only two-time winner of the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities "Book of the Year" Award, Campanella has received the Williams Prize for Louisiana History, the Newcomb-Tulane Mortar Board Award for Excellence in Teaching, the Hannah Arendt Prize for Scholarship in the Public Interest from Bard Early College, and the Monroe Fellowship from the Tulane's New Orleans Center for the Gulf South. Campanella is also a columnist for the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Preservation in Print Magazine, and Louisiana Cultural Vistas.