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Elizabeth Rush, author of Rising: Dispatches from the New American Shore will visit Tulane University for the inaugural event in the ByWater Institute's speaker series Future Cities // Future Coasts. Garden District Book Shop will be selling books for the event. LEARN MORE
The ByWater Institute at Tulane University offers state-of-the-art research, education and outreach facilities. The ByWater Institute exemplifies the interdisciplinary ethos of the university. By supporting applied research and outreach, the center will help strengthen capacity to restore and protect the coast. As a cornerstone of the university’s Riverfront Initiative, the ByWater Institute's Tulane River and Coastal Center will further accelerate the city’s transformation into a world-renowned hub for innovation. The center is being developed in phases, with the first phase including new laboratory, educational, and conference facilities, along with staging areas for field operations. In the long term, the goal is to redevelop the entire wharf into a riverfront promenade alongside a research and education district that dovetails with the Morial Convention center as well as nearby residential, commercial and retail development.