Inland from the Coast is a three-year research project funded by the Gulf Research Program of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The project takes a multi-scalar and multi-disciplinary approach to:
Modeling present and future environmental conditions
Community well-being research
Applied building, community, and landscape design for ongoing flood recovery and long-term resilience across the greater Baton Rouge inland-coastal region.
The project goal is to create a framework to restore and enhance community well-being in the face of extreme weather and climate change, and to support adaptation strategies for sustainable futures. Design practices will be implemented locally as the Baton Rouge region recovers from the devastating floods of 2016. They will also provide a development, policy, and design framework applicable to coupled inland-coastal regions across the Gulf Coast and beyond.