Michelle Portman is Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning at the Technion Israel Institute of Technology. Dr. Portman graduated the Technion with a M.Sc. in Urban and Regional Planning (’91), the University of California Berkeley with a B.Sc. in Political Economy of Natural Resources (’84) and the University of Massachusetts with a doctorate in Public Policy (’07). She returned to Israel in 2009 following a two-year postdoctoral fellowship at the Marine Policy Center of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) in Cape Cod, USA. At WHOI she researched how land uses in major fishing ports along the New England coast are influenced by changes in commercial marine fish stocks. Currently her research focuses on integrated coastal zone management, marine spatial planning, management of marine protected areas and environmental justice
Main Research Interests
Marine spatial planning, Coastal management, Environmental planningSpatial analysis, Use of decision support tools for planning
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