Invasive Species Threat Inspires Jeanne Gang to Reimagine Chicago’s South Side

January 3, 2012 by  
Filed under Eco, Green

When an environmental problem arises and the Army Corps of Engineers fails to act, leave it to an architect to pick up the reins. The Great Lakes, a vital source of fresh water, are threatened by Asian carp, an invasive species with no known predators. Architect Jeanne Gang has proposed a solution that would create a barrier between the Mississippi River and Lake Michigan, restoring the natural flow of the Chicago River while also helping to introduce green infrastructure and revitalize a neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side. Read the rest of Invasive Species Threat Inspires Jeanne Gang to Reimagine Chicago’s South Side Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Architecture , Army Corps of Engineers , Asian carp , chicago , Chicago’s South Side , Design , Eco Architecture , eco design , Gang Studios , great lakes , green architecture , green design , Harvard Graduate School of Design , invasive species , jeanne gang , Lake Michigan , MacArthur grant , Mississippi River , Natural Resources Defense Council , neighborhood revitalization , Reverse Effect , sustainable design , urban planning

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