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Urban Harbors Institute

Campus: Boston
Type: Research Center or Institute


A public policy and scientific research institute, founded in 1989, providing coastal and ocean-related policy analysis and expertise in integrated coastal zone management and urban harbor management. Locally, assists coastal communities on such issues as water quality, harbor management, and waterfront land use and regulations; nationally, has conducted a comprehensive study of urban water transportation systems, including a detailed database on all U.S. ferry systems, funded by the Department of Transportation; internationally, has assisted Black Sea nations and Namibia with integrated coastal management plans. For the past several years, has served as the secretariat for the well – known, biennial Coastal Zone conferences.

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