Coastal Planning and Management by Robert Kay

By Robert Kay

The first accomplished tool-kit for coastal planners and people aiming to accomplish potent coastal administration around the globe. Coastal making plans and Management presents a hyperlink among making plans and administration instruments and therefore comprises all phases within the technique, from improvement via evaluate to implementation.

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

Coastal making plans and Management is a useful source for pros in environmental and making plans consultancies, foreign businesses and governmental departments, in addition to for lecturers and researchers within the neighborhood and overseas fields of geography, marine and environmental technological know-how, marine and coastal engineering and marine coverage and planning.

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Chapters 3 and 5 describe these planning approaches. 2 Infrastructure—transpor tation, por ts, harbours, shoreline protection works and defence Major infrastructure developments on the coast include: • • • • ports and harbours; support facilities for and operation of various transport systems; roads, bridges and causeways; and defence installations. Ports have historically been the link between inland and marine transport. g. containers, bulk handling), ports have expanded from the natural sheltered waters of estuaries and inlets to the open ocean, and in some cases new artifical offshore islands (Couper, 1983).

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.

Here, coastal issues have been considered as either essentially landward or seaward in character. 1, discussed further in Chapters 3 and 5), they provide a concise introduction to the issues outlined in the following sections. 1 Population growth Population growth is the driver behind many, if not most, coastal problems. The scale of this growth in recent years has been staggering (Haub, 1996), with estimates putting the world’s present population in coastal areas as equal to that of the entire global population of the 1950s (Edgren, 1993).

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