Rosemarie Fusco, PhD Candidate

Research: Regulatory landscape of overlay zones and sustainability practices impacts physical outcomes in Designated Port Areas and Harbor Zones.

Background: Rosemarie Fusco joined the Marine Affairs department in 2021. She is interested in how both incentivized standards and regulations impact development decisions, and in how the outcomes of these decision-making processes are equitable and successful. Rosemarie has also had the opportunity to contribute to other Marine Affairs research projects such as the Military Installation Resilience Review (MIRR) from 2020-2021 where she worked with Naval Staff to develop a GIS inventory of consequence thresholds in and around Naval Station Newport. Prior to attending URI, she received a Master of Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Florida where she researched environmental justice of coastal planning practices in city and county government.