(via Assistant Professor Silvina Lopez Barrera)
This year, the CREATE Common Ground (ARC 4613) course explored tactical urbanism in downtown Ripley using short-term and low-cost design interventions with long-term lasting impact for the community.
On April 19, students travelled to Ripley to implement their final design. They collaborated with the local government and Ripley Main Street Association to activate an underutilized alleyway in downtown that connects the courthouse square and a parking lot.
This service learning course is the result of a partnership between the Fred Carl Jr. Small Town Center at Mississippi State University and the CREATE Foundation to address issues of urban development, historic preservation and transportation in communities in Northeast Mississippi.
- Students: Nada Abdel-Aziz, Rayce Belton, and Shelby Jaco
- Instructor: Silvina Lopez Barrera, Assistant Professor, School of Architecture
- Teaching Assistant: Thomas Gregory, Community Planner, CSTC