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The first complete tool-kit for coastal planners and people aiming to accomplish powerful coastal administration world wide. Coastal making plans and Management presents a hyperlink among making plans and administration instruments and hence contains all phases within the procedure, from improvement via evaluate to implementation.

Drawing on examples of profitable coastal making plans and administration from around the globe, the authors supply transparent and useful guidance for the folk who make day-by-day judgements in regards to the world's coastlines.

Coastal making plans and Management is a useful source for execs in environmental and making plans consultancies, foreign corporations and governmental departments, in addition to for teachers and researchers within the neighborhood and overseas fields of geography, marine and environmental technology, marine and coastal engineering and marine coverage and planning.

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Development of a coastal programme usually follows a period of mounting public, political and scientific pressure on governments to tackle problems, usually resulting in a time lag between the identification of problems and the development of responses. Development of the US Coastal Zone Management Act in 1972, for example, followed a period of intense pressure for improvement in coastal land and water management which started more than 12 years earlier (Godschalk, 1992). A similar pattern was followed in the United Kingdom during the late 1980s to the early 1990s (King and Bridge, 1994).

5% (Brandon, 1996). 6% of the global workforce (World Travel and Tourism Council, in Brandon, 1996). Many developing nations see tourism as a potential source of foreign revenue, but lack the expertise to plan for a sustainable and well managed industry. Many have embraced tourism, especially on the coast to meet the Northern Hemisphere’s demand for tropical destinations close to the coast. 13). Tourism can be an environmentally appropriate industry if managed correctly. There are many examples of where tourism has not been well managed, and not only have the natural resources of the area diminished, but local communities and economies have suffered (Chapter 4).

92 million will live in Perth (Western Australian Planning Commission, 1995a). The Central Coast region, immediately north of Perth, is currently sparsely populated. A risk for this area as Perth expands is an unplanned urban sprawl northwards along the coast. The Central Coast Regional Strategy was developed for this 250 km of coastline with the aim of balancing urban expansion pressures with conservation, recreation and tourism opportunities (Western Australian Planning Commission, 1996a). Four major issues prompted the strategy: • • • • access, protection and use of the coastline; the need for new road connections; the future use and management of the large amount of public land; and the impact of metropolitan development on the future of the region.

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