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Chad Boda

PhD Candidate - Member of LUCID Research School


I am a PhD candidate in Sustainability Science at the Lund University Center or Sustainability Studies (LUCSUS) at Lund University in Lund, Sweden in the LUCID program. I am originally from Flagler Beach, Florida, U.S.A. I received my Bachelor’s degree in 2010 in Geography and Urban and Regional Planning from Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL, and my Master’s degree in 2012 in Environmental Studies and Sustainability Science from the LUMES program here at Lund University.

Research Interests

My current PhD research focuses on the politics of planning and management in the coastal zone, with a particular focus on the management of barrier island dune systems in small coastal communities in Florida. Since 2013, I have been working collaboratively with the City of Flagler Beach, Florida, to develop a beach management plan and implementation strategy to restore and maintain their local beach which has been severely degraded after years of using hard measures (e.g. seawalls) to control natural erosion. Some of the major themes in my interdiscipinary research are:

  • Environmental politics
  • Spatial planning
  • Political economy
  • Bio-geomorphology
  • Conservation science


Beyond my research I also teach for a variety of courses for the Lund University International Master’s Program in Environmental Studies and Sustainability Science (LUMES), including:

  • MESS31- Earth System Science
  • MESS32- Social Theory and Sustainability
  • MESS33- Sustainability Science
  • MESS34-Governance and Sustainability
  • MESS35-Urban and Rural Systems and Sustainability
  • MESS36-Economy and Sustainability
  • MESS37- Knowledge to Action.
  • MESS50- Deciphering Landscape (elective course)

Outreach Activities

I work with a variety of organizations outside of the LUCSUS center. Some of the latest or ongoing activities include:



Retrieved from Lund University's publications database



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Chad Boda
E-mail: chad [dot] boda [at] lucsus [dot] lu [dot] se

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LUCSUS (Lund University Centre for Sustainability Studies)

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