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Dr. Patricia Manuel
Architecture and Planning General, Dalhousie University

Dr. Patricia Manuel is Professor of Planning in the School of Planning, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS and cross-appointed to the Dalhousie School of Occupational Therapy. Patricia is also a lecturer in the Coastal and Marine Management Program, University Centre of the Westfjords, Iceland. A geographer and environmental planner, Patricia teaches and conducts research in environmental and community planning focussing on coastal regions, climate change adaptation, wetlands and watersheds, and marine spatial planning. Patricia serves on national and regional committees including the Climate Centre for Client Services Advisory Panel, Environment and Climate Change Canada, and the National Adaptation Assessment Advisory Committee and the Coastal Management Working Group, Natural Resources Canada (NRCan). Past service includes the Urban Heat Island Advisory Committee, Health Canada and Clean Air Partnership, the National Coastal Assessment Advisory Committee (NRCan), and the Atlantic Climate Adaptations Solutions Association Expert Panel on Climate Change Adaptation.  
Patricia is a licensed professional planner (LPPNS) and member of the Atlantic Planners Institute and the Canadian Institute of Planners and a director of the Licensed Professional Planners Association of Nova Scotia and Coastal Zone Canada Association. Patricia and her students work with community-based civic organizations for environmentally-sound land, coast and marine use and planning. 

Areas of Expertise:

Environmental planning

Climate change

Adaptation planning

Land use planning

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