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Resilience Planning in a Coastal Urban Environment: An Analysis of climate change planning policy and procedure in Charleston, South Carolina

McKenzie, Joseph Byron

The purpose of this thesis was to understand the roles of shared learning and cooperation among local and regional levels of governance in building or enhancing resilience to disturbances of climate change. In seeking to understand the roles shared learning and cooperation have in resilience building, I analyzed planning strategies being promoted or taken in the Charleston, South Carolina region. Specifically, I examined seven planning documents put forth by local and regional jurisdictions and interviewed five planning professionals working at local and regional levels to gauge the degree to which shared learning and cooperation operate in building and enhancing this region's resilience.

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Academic Units
Urban Planning
Thesis Advisors
Tajbakhsh, Kian Y.
M.S., Columbia University
Published Here
May 12, 2017