Director of Tulane Regional Urban Design Center and Adjunct Associate Professor Grover Mouton has been been selected as this year's recipient of the Gulf-South Summit Outstanding Faculty Contributions to Service-Learning Instruction in Higher Education. This is a wonderful recognition of Professor Mouton's contributions. The Gulf-South Summit is an annual conference aimed to promote networking among practitioners, research, ethical practices, reciprocal campus-community partnerships, sustainable programs, and a culture of engagement and public awareness through service-learning and other forms of civic engagement. Award for Outstanding Faculty Contributions to Service-Learning Instruction will be given to a member of the teaching faculty who has demonstrated excellence incorporating service-learning pedagogy in the college/university classroom.
Adjunct Lecturer Will Bradshaw, co-founder and president of Green Coast Enterprises, LLC (GCE) recently published an article, "Creative Construction," in the Journal of Sustainable Real Estate. The article investigates the capacity for environmental innovation in real estate development firms and argues that the Green development adopters change firm structure in ways to make adoption of environmental innovation easier, taking greater control of the projects, seeking more patient capital and creating longer-term relationships with design and construction talent.
Tulane School of Architecture is pleased to announce the publication of New Orleans Observed; Drawings and Observations of America’s Most Foreign City by Favrot Professor Errol Barron FAIA. This book uses drawings and written observations to reflect on the physical nature of New Orleans and how it may offer alternatives to urban design as found in many American cities. What qualities are found here that contradict the world of strip malls and McMansions? The unique character of the city is explored in over 124 drawings and accompanying text that celebrate the physically sensuous and strangeness of America’s most foreign city.