FEC Academy – Prof Dr Michelle Mycoo

Prof. Dr. Michelle Mycoo

Current position:  Professor of Urban and Regional Planning
Affiliation:    The Department of Geomatics Engineering and Land Management,
The University of the West Indies,
St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago

Michelle is a Professor of Urban and Regional Planning at The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago. Her research output and technical advisory services focus on the science-policy interface of issues such as urbanization, coastal management, climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction. Hotspot topics such as small islands and urbanization in the coastal zone have been the focus of the work she has conducted as a Senior Technical Advisor to international development agencies such as the World Bank and the United Nation agencies. She serves on several national, regional and international committees and has served as an Executive Member of Future Earth Coasts (formerly LOICZ).

I’d like to: Initiate a working group; establish a network of young professionals in small islands on issues related to urbanization, climate change adaptation, human development and the coasts and pathways to coastal sustainability; Initiate publication on small island issues.”

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


X   Dynamic Coasts

X   Human Development and Coasts

X  Pathways to Coastal Sustainability

* Find out more about our themes


X   Small islands

X   Urbanization in coastal zones

☐   Arctic Coasts

☐    River-Mouth Systems, Deltas and Estuaries