The Urban Coast multidisciplinary scientific journal is a peer-reviewed product of the Coastal Research Institute, a partnership of Loyola Marymount University’s Seaver College of Science and Engineering and The Bay Foundation. Urban Coast provides a forum for researchers, agencies, advocacy groups, and other science and policy leaders to engage in constructive discussion and information exchange on issues that are pertinent to our coastal environments. Urban Coast fulfills the Center’s mission to engage in multidisciplinary research on environmental and social issues affecting urban coastal areas around the world and to contribute to policies and actions that improve the environmental condition of these areas worldwide. On a local scale, Urban Coast also reports on issues affecting Santa Monica Bay and its watershed.
In this issue of Urban Coast, we consider the many impacts to our coastal areas as well as the health and access implications, community understanding, and restorative actions.