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KINGSTON â In his lecture, âEconomic Tradeoffs in New England Coastal Management,â Dr. Robert Johnston of Clark University detailed the potential costs and benefits of a range of preservation choices for ocean communities. He gave the talk Tuesday afternoon at the University Club at the University of Rhode Island.
Johnston said that the economics of managing beaches and coastal areas was far more complex than simply looking at housing losses due to flooding and storms or the âdamage and replacement costs.â
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