Land Use & Environment

Coastal communities that make efficient use of land, energy and water resources and protect the natural resources needed to sustain coastal ecosystems and quality of life.

  • Work with coastal communities to determine the best use of their land. water, and other resources through resource assessments, scenario building, modeling, and other techniques.
  • Work with partners to help communities evaluate their development patterns and grow in environmentally sustainable ways.
  • Support research on land-use practices and building designs that promote energy and water conservation and the creation of other tools to help communities grown in sustainable ways.