Jacob Mitchell Researcher,
State of Louisiana Coastal Protection
and Restoration Authority
Jacob Mitchell is a landscape designer, visualization specialist, and researcher whose work focuses on the convergence of environmental processes, infrastructural systems, public space, and how we represent these things. His pursuit of design methods for large scale projects using remote sensing technology, geographic information systems, and landscape visualizations is informed by his backgrounds in landscape architecture, urban design, environmental studies, and information technology. His present research explores the role of mapping in understanding how infrastructure and planning regimes guide development of urban and natural systems. Currently he directs the development of a visualization program for the State of Louisiana’s Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority at Louisiana State University’s Coastal Sustainability Studio.