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Thursday, October 15 • 3:25pm - 4:25pm
Twin Forks Rising - A Plan to Live with Water LIMITED

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During Segregation, the Twin Forks area of Hattiesburg, MS, also known as Ward 2, was well known as a culturally rich and vibrant area with a thriving African-American commercial district. The area consequently served a key role during the Civil Rights Movement, especially during Freedom Summer. However the area’s high flood risk, especially after the flood of 1983, contributed to the area’s physical, social and economic deterioration. The Twin Forks Rising Master Plan establishes a development framework to mitigate chronic flooding and drainage problems and the resulting economic depression and blight. The plan creates a series of water features, based on the Dutch philosophy of embracing flood waters, that serve the dual purpose of water storage at times of rising waters and as attractive public amenities and placemaking elements to spur economic growth in depressed neighborhoods. Other placemaking strategies used include targeting historically significant neighborhood areas for redevelopment as pedestrian friendly, mixed-use centers.


Thursday October 15, 2015 3:25pm - 4:25pm
03 - Rhythms Sheraton Hotel
  • CEU Hours 1