Drawing from the fields of coastal geography, political ecology, and institutions, this dissertation uses Cape Cod, MA, as a case study, to investigate how chronic and acute climate-related coastal hazards, socio-economic characteristics, and governance and decision-making interact to produce more resilient or at-risk coastal communities. GIS was used to model the impacts of sea level rise (SLR) and hurricane storm surge scenarios on natural and built infrastructure. Social, gentrification, and tourism indices were used to identify communities differentially vulnerable to coastal hazards.
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- Environmental Studies
- Climate Change
- coastal hazards
- Social Vulnerability
- Coastal zone management--Massachusetts--Cape Cod--Regional disparities.
- Coastal zone management
- Hazard mitigation--Massachusetts--Cape Cod--Regional disparities.
- Hazard mitigation
- Community power--Massachusetts--Cape Cod--Regional disparities.
- Community power
- Partial requirement for: Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2016Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 132-141)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Environmental social science