FEC Academy – Prof Bruce C. Glavovic

Prof Bruce C. Glavovic

Current position:

Professor in the Resource and Environmental Planning Programme


School of People, Environment and Planning at Massey University

Bruce’s research centres on the role of governance in building resilient and sustainable communities. He focuses on coasts and the roles of land-use planning, collaboration and conflict resolution at the science-policy-practice interface. He is co-Editor-in-Chief of Ocean & Coastal Management. He was Coordinating Lead Author of the sea-level rise chapter in the IPCC’s Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (2019). He is a Cross-Chapter Paper Lead and Lead Author in the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report. He led the team that prepared South Africa’s White Paper for Sustainable Coastal Development (2000) – the basis of the world’s first Integrated Coastal Management Act (2009).

Link(s) for more information:

Which of the three themes and four hotspots of Future Earth Coasts are you addressing with your work?


☐  Dynamic Coasts

X   Human Development and Coasts

X   Pathways to Coastal Sustainability

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X   Small islands

X   Urbanization in coastal zones

X   Arctic Coasts

X   River-Mouth Systems, Deltas and Estuaries