Rebuilding After Katrina: Creating an Environmentally Sustainable Port
Like much of the Gulf Coast, Gulfport, Mississippi and its state port (above) were devastated by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. But where there is destruction, there is also opportunity: this was the view of 12 students in SIPA’s MPA program in Environmental Science and Policy. Together, they worked to guide the Port of Gulfport in rebuilding using environmentally, economically, and socially sustainable methods.
The 2011 workshop team comprised Fariya Ali, Peachie Aquino, Jennifer Barbour, Preston Cox, Jin Jin Huang, Joseph Gosselar, Charis Lypiridis, Roberto Leal, Nathan Rudder, Clayton Winter, Anastasia Wright, Hilary Young, and faculty adviser Gail Suchman.
The workshop focused on minimizing the ecological footprint of a 10-mile road connecting the port to the rail and highway systems. The group’s recommendations touched on the fuel used by vehicles, vegetation buffer zones, and the role of the local community.
“I came away understanding what an important issue ports are from an environmental sustainability standpoint,” said Anastasia Wright (MPA ’11). “Even though 90 percent of global trade is conducted by sea, it is still a highly unregulated industry in terms of pollution.”
The students hope the port’s stakeholders will consider their guidelines, even those that are not economically or logistically feasible right now. They believe their recommendations give the Port of Gulfport the potential to be a sustainable Port of the Future.
“We hope the report will be used as an advocacy piece,” say team members Roberto Leal (MPA 11’) and Preston Cox (MPA ‘11). “These recommendations will not only help to construct a better port, but will also include the adjacent low-income Gulfport community in the redevelopment project.”
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-George R.R. Martin.
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“THIS IS NOT A DRILL”
At 7:55 a.m. December 7, 1941, Japanese bombers and torpedo planes attacked the U.S. Pacific fleet anchored at Pearl Harbor, catapulting the United States into World War II. In less than 2 hours, the U.S. Pacific Fleet was devastated, and more than 3,500 Americans were either killed or wounded.
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Andrew Graham-Dixon, Caravaggio: A Life Sacred And Profane