Bush School Capstone Course Support: The Regional Impact of Climate Change on Transportation Infrastructure and Decision Making

The Master of Public Service and Administration program at Texas A&M’s Bush School of Government and Public Service requires that all second year graduate students participate in a two semester Capstone course. These courses represent the practical culmination of the degree program and are based on a real world research experience. For the 2008-09 school year, one of these Capstone efforts focused on the significant impact climate change will have on infrastructure and decision making in the Houston- Galveston area. Attention has recently shifted from the impact of transportation on climate to a focus on adaptation to potential climate stressors of sea level rise, increased frequency and magnitude of storms and severe weather events, and changes in precipitation and temperature. The Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) recognized this situation and agreed to support a Capstone class and project focusing on these issues. The Capstone report is included in this SWUTC report as Appendix A.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Appendices; Figures; Maps; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 64p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01151286
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SWUTC/09/476660-00010-1, Report 476660-00010-1
  • Contract Numbers: DTRT07-G-0006
  • Files: UTC, TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 18 2010 3:30PM