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Urban Coastal Sustainability in a Rapidly Changing World

ENVR 5115 and PPUA 7249

Fall 2017 Mondays 5:15 - 7:45pm CRN16321

This course focuses on the multitude of challenges facing coastal cities and the ecosystems on which humans depend by exploring both threats such as climate change as well as adaptation measures that promote resilience. It is aimed at students interested in the interface of science and public policy, and those who wish to gain a deeper understanding of how coupled human-natural ecosystems operate. The focus of the course is deliberately broad, and aspects of sustainability including climate change adaptation; ecology and ecosystem services; coupled human-natural systems; public policy and law; ethics; coastal engineering; fisheries and aquaculture; and homeland security will be addressed. Final projects will involve an in-depth investigation of how stakeholders with differing viewpoints approach some of the most pressing challenges facing society, and on how they can find ways of communicating and finding common ground with those who hold different priorities and viewpoints.

For more information please contact Professor Helmuth at b.helmuth@neu.edu


Monday, September 11, 2017

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COS, Marine and Environmental Sciences

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