WHERE: Steinberg and Givens Hall, Washington University; and various locations throughout St. Louis.
WHEN: Friday, March 22, through Monday, March 25
MEDIA AVAILABILITY: John Hoal, associate professor and director of the Master of Urban Design program in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts; Dale Morris, senior economist for The Royal Netherlands Embassy; Derek Hoeferlin, assistant professor of architecture.
ABOUT THE PROJECT:
From March 22-25, the Sam Fox School—in conjunction with The Royal Netherlands Embassy in Washington, D.C.— will present MISI-ZIIBI: Living with the Great Rivers, an international symposium investigating climate adaptation strategies in the Mississippi and Missouri basins.
Events will include a series of working groups charged with developing strategies based on three distinct river conditions:
* An agricultural zone, represented by the Mississippi from Melvin Price Locks and Dams to the Illinois confluence.
* A suburban development zone, represented by the Missouri from Earth City to the Chesterfield Valley.
* An urbanized zone, represented by the Mississippi from the Missouri confluence to 1-270.
The working groups will conduct field trips to each site Friday afternoon. Then, on Saturday and Sunday, they will work together in WUSTL’s Steinberg and Givens halls to develop a series of strategies, which will then be presented to the public Monday at noon.
For a complete schedule, or to arrange an interview or b-roll, call Liam Otten at 314-935-8494 (office) or 314-874-6331 (cell); or email firstname.lastname@example.org.