An Introduction to Coastal Zone Management / Edition 2

An Introduction to Coastal Zone Management / Edition 2

by Timothy Beatley, David Brower, Anna K. Schwab, David J. Brower
     
 

An Introduction to Coastal Zone Management, Second Edition offers a comprehensive overview of coastal planning and management issues for students and professionals in the field. Since publication of the first edition in 1994, population growth and increasing development pressures on our coasts have made the need for forward-looking, creative, and sustainable

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An Introduction to Coastal Zone Management, Second Edition offers a comprehensive overview of coastal planning and management issues for students and professionals in the field. Since publication of the first edition in 1994, population growth and increasing development pressures on our coasts have made the need for forward-looking, creative, and sustainable visions for the future even greater. This completely updated and revised edition includes:

  • significantly updated data and statistics including discussions of population and growth trends, federal and state coastal expenditures, disaster assistance expenditures, and damage levels from hurricanes and coastal storms
  • updated legislative and programmatic material, including the Stafford Act and mitigation assistance programs, and changes in the Coastal Zone Management Act
  • expanded coverage of physical and biological attributes and conditions of the coastal zone
  • expanded and updated discussions of innovative local coastal management
  • new chapters on creative coastal design and development and lessons from coastal programs in other countries
An Introduction to Coastal Zone Management, Second Edition is the only available book that addresses the serious coastal trends and pressures in the U.S., assesses the current policy and planning framework, and puts forth a compelling vision for future management and sustainable coastal planning. It is an important resource for undergraduate and graduate students of coastal planning as well as for local and state officials, residents of coastal communities, environmental advocates, developers, and others concerned with coastal issues.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781559639156
Publisher:
Island Press
Publication date:
04/28/2002
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acronyms and Abbreviations
Preface
Ch. 1Introduction1
The Special Nature of Our Coasts1
The Pressures on the Coastal Zone3
The Pressures Exerted by Humans4
The Effects of Human Pressure6
Public Policy Exacerbates the Pressures7
Sustaining the Coast: The Overarching Challenge8
The Rationale for Government Intervention10
Ch. 2Understanding the Coastal Environment13
Defining the Coastal Zone13
Types of Coastal Landforms15
Time Scales of Change16
Coastal Ecosystems17
Coastal Forces and Processes30
Coastal Organisms45
The Great Lakes46
Conclusions51
Ch. 3Coastal Pressures and Critical Management Issues53
Land Use Patterns and Human Alterations of the Coastal Zone56
Patterns of Ownership and Control57
Critical Coastal Management Issues: The Challenge of Sustaining the Coast63
Conclusions88
Ch. 4The Coastal Management Framework91
Role of State and Local Governments94
Stakeholders in Coastal Management96
Conclusions100
Ch. 5Federal Coastal Policy101
Direct Coastal Policy102
Federal Environmental Policy That Affects the Coast117
De Facto Coastal Policy130
Conclusions131
Ch. 6State Coastal Management Programs135
Overview of State Programs137
State Case Studies158
The Success of the CZMA170
Conclusions171
Ch. 7Regional Management of Coastal Resources173
What Is Regional Management?173
The Watershed Protection Approach174
Special Area Management Plans180
The Chesapeake Bay Program182
The Great Lakes Program185
The National Estuary Program188
The National Marine Sanctuary Program192
The Cape Cod Commission194
Conclusions196
Ch. 8Local Coastal Management197
Toward Sustainable Coastal Communities197
Overview of Local Coastal Planning and Management200
Growth Management: Tools and Techniques206
Beyond Growth Management: Broader Community Sustainability233
Impediments and Obstacles to Local Sustainability244
Conclusions246
Ch. 9Creative Coastal Development: Building Sustainably along the Coast249
Environmentally Sensitive Coastal Development Is Not New250
Conservation Communities in the Coastal Zone251
Ecological Site Design255
Building Ecologically but Profitably259
Green Buildings in the Coastal Zone267
New Urbanism in the Coastal Zone270
Equity and Affordability as Key Elements272
Redevelopment and Rebuilding: Recycling Coastal Lands274
Strategies for Promoting Creative Coastal Development277
Conclusions280
Ch. 10Conclusions: Future Directions in U.S. Coastal Management283
Sustaining the Coast: Looking to the Future284
A Final Note: Defending a Collaborative Framework for Sustainable Coastal Development298
Bibliography299
About the Authors315
Index317

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