Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. Formerly the Monterey Institute of International Studies.

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Sustainable Coastal Management

The coast is the most dynamic landscape on earth. It changes every time a wave breaks, a tide changes, or streams flow. About seventy percent of the world’s population lives within 100 km of the coast. This course provides a foundation in the core scientific principles, governance frameworks, and economic challenges and opportunities related to the quest for sustainable coastal management and adaptation. A central theme of the course is the need to assess and respond to coastal climate vulnerability, including via adaptive policy and planning at diverse scales of coastal governance. The case studies in the course encompass both developed and less developed countries, and an emphasis on management of large coastal cities, coastal ecosystems, and other coastal land-uses.

Intl Environmental Policy
Intl Environmental Policy
Intl Policy & Management
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Fall 2015 - MIIS

IEPG8611A-F15 Lecture (McGinnis, Zarsky)

Fall 2014 - MIIS

IEPG8611A-F14 Lecture (McGinnis, Zarsky)

Spring 2014 - MIIS

IEPG8611A-S14 Lecture (McGinnis, Revell)