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Ph.D. Urban & Regional Planning, FLorida STate University, 2000
MSP Urban & Regional Planning, Florida State University, 1991
BA Political Science, University of Central Florida, Orlando, 1989
Environmental and natural resource planning
Climate action planning & sustainability
Water resources planning and management
Natural hazard mitigation
Professor Boswell has published on topics such as climate action planning, hazard mitigation, adaptive management and governance, local government planning and decision-making, and sustainable development. He is co-author of the book Local Climate Action Planning published by Island Press. At Cal Poly, he serves as Co-Director for the updat of California's State Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan and creation of the Climate Adaption Planning Duide, under contract with the California Emergency Mangement Agency. Dr. Boswell's other research projects have focused on examining the effectiveness of a nation-wide Clean Water Act prgram (NPDES Phase II) aimed at addressing non-point source pollution. Dr. Boswell worked as a professional planner for Brevard County, Florida, the East Central Florida Regional Planning Council, and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. His public service leadership includes serving on the board of the San Luis Obispo County Bicycle Coalition and serving as a member and Chair of the City of San Luis Obispo Planning Commision.
Boswell, Michael R.,Adrienne I. Greve, and Tammy L. Seale. 2012. Local Climate Action Planning. Washington, D.C.: Island Press
Boswell, Michael R.,Adrienne I. Greve, and Tammy L. Seale. 2010. "An Assessment of the Link between Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventories and Climate Action Plans." JOurnal of the American Planning Association 76(4): 451-462
Boswell, Michael R., William J. Siembieda, and Denneth C. Topping. 2010. "Post-disaster Assestment of the Performance of Hazard Mitigation Projects: The California SMART Approach." Journal of Disaster Research 5(2): 172-179
White, Stacey Swearingen and Michael R. Boswell. 2007. Stormwater Quality and Local Government Innovation. Journal of the American Planning Association. 73(2): 185-193.
White, Stacey Swearingen and Michael R. Boswell. 2006. Planning for Water Quality: Implementation of the NPDES Phase II Program in California and Kansas. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management 49(1): 141-160.
Boswell, Michael R. 2005. The Emergence of New Governance Systems in the South Florida Ecosystem. Chapter in Adaptive Governance of Water Conflicts. John Scholz and Bruce Stiftel, eds. Washington, D.C.: Resources for the Future Press.
Stiftel, Bruce and Michael R. Boswell. 1999. Assumptions and Alternatives Testing in Florida Comprehensive Plans: Do We Plan the Future or Project the Present? Chapter 5 in Charting Florida=s Future. Lance deHaven Smith and Dena Hurst, eds. Tallahassee, Florida: Florida Institute of Government.
Boswell, Michael R., Robert E. Deyle, Richard A. Smith, and E. Jay Baker. 1999. A Quantitative Method for Estimating Public Costs of Hurricanes. Environmental Management 23(3): 359 372.
Boswell, Michael R. and Ivonne Audirac. 1997. Rural Sustainable Development: A New Regionalism. Chapter 13 in Rural Sustainability in America. Ivonne Audirac, ed. New York: John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
American Institute of Certified Planners
American Planning Association
Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning
Association of Environmental Professionals
League of American Bicyclists
San Luis Obispo County Bicycle Coalition
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