Geographer’s Space

Richard Campanella, a geographer with the Tulane School of Architecture, is the author of Bienville’s Dilemma, Lincoln in New Orleans, Geographies of New Orleans, and most recently, Bourbon Street: A History (LSU Press, 2014). He may be reached through or; and followed on Twitter at @nolacampanella.


Episode 6: Cadastral Systems of Louisiana

Richard Campanella explores the cadastral systems of Louisiana. Related article: Arpents, Ligas, and Acres

Episode 5: Centroids

Richard Campanella explains centroids, the ever-shifting theoretical center of population of a given place. Related article: Is Tiger Stadium the Center of Louisiana?

Episode 4: Neutral Ground

Geographer Richard Campanella delves into the history of the term "Neutral Ground.

Episode 3: The Pine Island Trend

A journey along the Pine Island Trend, a barrier island beneath the surface of New Orleans.

Episode 2: Bivalvial Byways

A brief history of the oyster trade in New Orleans, featuring Richard Campanella and Sal and Al Sunseri of P&J Oysters.

Episode 1: Up From the Deltaic Plain

A field trip with geographer Richard Campanella in which he traces the effects of natural elevation on human habitation in Louisiana. This is a companion piece to the article, Top of the Hill, in the fall 2016 issue of Louisiana Cultural Vistas magazine.


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