Where the City Meets the Sea: Studies in Coastal Urban Environments
Over half of the human population lives within 100 kilometers of a coast, and coastlines contain more than two-thirds of the world's largest cities. Uses the built and natural environments of coastal cities as laboratories to examine the environmental and ecological implications of urban development in coastal areas. Student teams use field-based studies and Geographic Information System (GIS) data to examine patterns and processes operating in coastal cities. Offered simultaneously in New York and Abu Dhabi; during the course, students collaborate extensively with students from their sister campus.