is a collaboration between members of the Department of The Environment, Geography & Marine Sciences at Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU) and the Geography Faculty at Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU). The aim of the initiative is to open up a conversation about how the emerging field of socio-technical transitions might address sustainability issues in the coastal zone.
As part of this work, we convened a conference on Sustainability Transitions in the Coastal Zone, from March 30th to April 2nd, 2017 in SCSU’s downtown campus in historic New Haven, CT (see http://www.coastaltransitions.org ) for details.
The conference led to the development of a Research Network on Sustainability Transitions in the Coastal Zone supported by the Regional Studies Association (RSA) from 2016 to 2019. The research network is organized by:
C. Patrick Heidkamp at Southern Connecticut State University, USA; CONTACT: firstname.lastname@example.org
Catherine Chambers at the University Centre of the Westfjords, Iceland; CONTACT: email@example.com
John E. Morrissey at Mary Immaculate College, Ireland; CONTACT firstname.lastname@example.org
The research network has led to the following publications:
A section of papers in Regions 307: Coastal Sustainability I: Challenges Methods and Opportunities
A section of papers in Regions 308: Coastal Sustainability II: Towards Sustainability Transitions in the Coastal Zone
An edited volume Towards Coastal Resilience and Sustainability, Editors C.P. Heidkamp & J.E. Morrissey published by Routledge.