Urban Harbors Institute

at the University of Massachusetts Boston

Maps & Directions

The Urban Harbors Institute (UHI) at the University of Massachusetts Boston utilizes policy, scientific, planning, and management expertise to assist governments and communities address the complexities and issues associated with harbors and coastal areas.

As a research institute at the university, UHI brings a comprehensive well-balanced and academic approach to providing expert advice on environmental problems and issues. The institute offers technical assistance and advisory services in fields such as urban planning, coastal and harbor planning, natural resource management, marine industry master planning, water transportation and geographical information systems.

While UHI generally focuses on urban marine and watershed issues in New England, we have worked with governments, non-government organizations, and marine industry representatives throughout the US and internationally.

Updates

  • 2015 State of Our Harbors Project »

    On behalf of MA DCR and MA CZM, UHI is preparing an update of the 1990 The State of Our Harbors report.

  • The purpose of the report is to document the dredging needs of Massachusetts harbors.

  • The report will also capture the nature, extent, and economic value of harbor activities.

  • Nantucket Shellfish Management Plan »

    UHI and the UMB Nantucket Field Station have completed the Nantucket Shellfish Management Plan for the Town of Nantucket.

  • UHI is working to develop a Local Waterfront Revitalization Plan for the Town of Southampton, NY.

  • UHI is writing a waterways management plan for the Town of Marshfield covering issues from public access to shellfishing.

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Urban Harbors Institute

Publications produced by the Urban Harbors Institute are available on ScholarWorks. Publications date back to 1995. Read More 


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