Revisiting Regionalism in the Mississippi Basin

August 22nd, 2019

What if the kinetic energy of the river’s flow could be utilized for a regionalized power system? This research project turns towards the past and future of infrastructural regionalism.

The kinetic energy of the flow of the Mississippi River presents a latent source of hydro-electrical power. In the past, ambitious attempts to utilize the hydraulic capacities of the Mississippi River basin and to develop a regional electric power system have gone unrealized. This project re-constructs the history of infrastructural regionalism and examines the concept’s potential for future reforms and policies.