We live in an urban, coastal world. Cities are home to more than 50% of the global population, and to more than 80% of the U.S. population.
These proportions are growing, and mostly concentrated in coastal zones. Therefore our societal risks are increasingly defined by urban, coastal issues. These risks give rise to some pressing research questions, including:
CES is a leader in examining such questions for the growing coastal metropolis of Southeast Florida. Our work integrates researchers from the social, biophysical, engineering, and policy sciences. The projects are shaped by stakeholders from the public and private sectors.