About Michael R. Boswell
Michael R. Boswell is Department Head & Professor in City & Regional Planning at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) in San Luis Obispo. He has a Master of Science (M.S.P.) and Ph.D. in Urban & Regional Planning from The Florida State University. He has published on topics such as climate action planning, hazard mitigation, autonomous vehicles, local government planning and decision-making, and sustainable development. He is lead author of the book Local Climate Action Planning published by Island Press. Dr. Boswell currently serves as an expert advisor on Guidelines for City Climate Action Plans for the UN-Habitat Cities and Climate Change Initiative. Dr. Boswell worked as a professional planner for Brevard County, Florida, the East Central Florida Regional Planning Council, and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. His public service leadership includes having served on the board of the San Luis Obispo County Bicycle Coalition and as a member and Chair of the City of San Luis Obispo Planning Commission.