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Environmental Governance and Climate Resilience (PUBLPOL 265F)


Adaptation to climate change will not only require new infrastructure and policies but it will also challenge our local, state and national governments to collaborate across jurisdictional lines in ways that include many different types of private and nonprofit organizations and individual actors. The course explores what it means for communities to be resilient and how they can reach that goal in an equitable and effective way. Using sea level rise in the San Francisco Bay Area as a case study, the course assesses grey and green technologies and a range of planning and policy measures that can be used to enhance climate resilience. The course also examines the obstacles communities face in selecting and implementing adaptation measures (e.g., resource constraints, competing priorities, complex permitting requirements and weak inter-agency coordination). Officials from various Bay Area governmental entities contribute to aspects of the course. Course is intended for seniors and graduate students.

Course ID: 
220 582
Letter or Credit/No Credit