Coastal Institute

1 Greenhouse Rd, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI 02881, USA

Resource Economics, Korean/American Policy, Environmental and Natural Resource Economics


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Academic and Service

Upcoming Events

Watershed Watch training

Watershed Watch training 3/29 1:00pm

Training for volunteers seeking to participate in weekly monitoring of water quality in ponds, lakes and streams throughout Rhode Island

Spring 2015 ENRE Seminar Series: Info-Based Regulation and Hydraulic Fracking

Spring 2015 ENRE Seminar Series: Info-Based... 4/3 11:00am

Presenter: Robert Fetter, Ph.D. Candidate at Duke University Effects of Information-Based Regulation: Evidence from Hydraulic Fracking

Landscape Architecture Lecture: Anne Whiston Spirn

Landscape Architecture Lecture: Anne Whiston Spirn 4/9 7:00pm

Anne Whiston Spirn, Author, Photographer, Landscape Architect, MIT, Cambridge, MA Anne Whiston Spirn is a professor of landscape architecture and planning...

Spring 2015 ENRE Seminar Series: Cofinancing in Environment & Development

Spring 2015 ENRE Seminar Series: Cofinancing in... 4/13 2:00pm

Presenter: Matthew Kotchen, Professor at Yale University Cofinancing in Environment and Development: Evidence from the Global Environment Facility

Landscape Architecture Lecture: Kaki Martin

Landscape Architecture Lecture: Kaki Martin 4/23 7:00pm

Kaki Martin, ASLA, Klopfer Martin Design Group, Cambridge, MA The Landscape Architecture Lecture series is co-sponsored by the URI College of the...

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Mary Jane Palm

Mary Jane Palm left a review 2/12/2015

Turns out this had been canceled, but many people did not know.

John Burkett

John Burkett left a positive review 11/16/2012

James Opaluch and Thomas Sproul provided excellent overviews of the prize winning work by Lloyd Shapley and Alvin Roth.

William Green

William Green 10/18/2012

Hi Jodi, Can we add two paragraphs to the lecture announcement that describe it?

The University Campus: Preserving Legacy, Creating History
University campuses are unique settings, typically with large amounts of acreage owned by a single entity. The campus landscape is the foundation for the university community’s interactions, creativity, connections and communication – it is both legacy and endowment. The value of the campus landscape is multifold – its special visual appeal attracts and refreshes students, faculty and staff; as a learning laboratory it supports educational excellence and intellectual exploration; as a setting for events it is useful to alumni, guests and donors; and most broadly, it is an open space and habitat resource that benefits its community, both local and regional.

The pressure to facilitate thoughtful stewardship of the campus landscape has become increasingly challenging as colleges and universities are confronted with uncertainty regarding financial resources, environmental concerns have moved into mainstream awareness, deferred maintenance and aging facilities become more difficult to sustain, desires to more directly use the campus to enrich the educational experience increase, and enrollment continues to outpace available space. Embracing a shared vision for the unique and often misrepresented value the campus landscape lends to an institute – beyond fulfilling the human needs - requires a new methodology for planning that challenges the traditional approach in order to ensure design excellence in the development of new facilities that achieve multiple economic, social and ecological goals.

Jhodi Redlich

Jhodi Redlich posted a photo 10/2/2012

Jhodi Redlich

Jhodi Redlich posted a photo 9/6/2012

The holey veil mushroom (Dictyophora indusiata /Phallus indusiatus) by Taylor Lockwood The holey veil mushroom (Dictyophora indusiata /Phallus indusiatus) by Taylor Lockwood

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